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The Aviation Expert Challenge (Quiz Game)

Old 27th Mar 2022, 11:11
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IT'S RELEASED! https://forms.gle/dnhrxZsJ9Prpd3dT9

You may have seen "Hong Kong Geography Expert Challenge", which started a trend of "expert challenge" quizzes in Hong Kong. Now get ready for its aviation version, written by an aviation enthusiast!

This is a long quiz with many questions testing how well you know aviation (DUH). There are many questions covering air travel, theory, and much more. Some of the questions can reach ATPL level of difficulty.

Special thanks to everyone who helped fact checking! Despite my best efforts in researching information, there might still be minor errors. Please don't hesitate to point them out if you spot one.

This thread serves as a place for everyone to discuss this challenge. If it goes viral, I may make a second edition and perhaps turn it into a PPRuNe community project. Feel free to share it with anyone you know. Most importantly, have fun!

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Old 27th Mar 2022, 13:46
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Old 27th Mar 2022, 15:09
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Whenever I hear the term "aviation expert" (usually in the media), alarm bells start to ring ...
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Old 27th Mar 2022, 15:16
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Whenever I hear the term "aviation expert" (usually in the media), alarm bells start to ring ...
Exactly. News reports about aviation topics in mainstream media be like:
"An Airbus 747-1000ULR crashed on tarmac at taxiway 31L because of turbulence, it was caught landing sideways! Pilots argue that this is standard practice during crosswinds but shouldn't planes land straight ahead according to our a v i a t i o n e x p e r t? Stay tuned, follow-up to the story at 9pm"
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Old 28th Mar 2022, 03:31
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Whenever I hear the term "aviation expert" (usually in the media), alarm bells start to ring ...
The term "Aviation Expert' when applied to one particular person here in Oz by the TV Media, generally has Pilots trying to throw heavy objects at the TV!
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Old 28th Mar 2022, 03:36
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the term "aviation expert' when applied to one particular person here in oz by the tv media, generally has pilots trying to throw heavy objects at the tv!
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Old 28th Mar 2022, 04:08
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TV?
I thought it was GT...
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Old 28th Mar 2022, 09:20
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I thought it was GT...
Pilots probably would throw heavy objects at GT if he appeared in person, Ascend Charlie. However, he's only ever seen on TV, so.....
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Old 28th Mar 2022, 14:32
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Currently isolating at home due Covid, so the challenge helped pass some time. Having completed the challenge (I do need to get out more), I would like to highlight three questions that I suspect have incorrect answers.

Q 2.4 As written, the answer should be A and B, as BA1 was initially used from LHR, and latterly from LCY.

Q 8.6 Answer should be A, only one IP compressor, albeit driven by a two-stage turbine.

From the TCDS:

Three-shaft, high bypass ratio, axial flow, turbofan with Low Pressure (LP), Intermediate Pressure (IP) and High Pressure (HP) compressors driven by separate turbines through coaxial shafts:

· single stage LP compressor (fan), 8-stage IP compressor (IPC), 6-stage HP compressor (HPC)

· annular combustor with 20-off fuel spray nozzles · single stage HP turbine (HPT), 2-stage IP turbine (IPT), 6-stage LP turbine (LPT)

Q 9.8 Correct answer is B, not C, ‘water precipitation may occur ‘. The response in the PPRuNe thread answered correctly but referenced the incorrect letter in the given answers.
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Old 29th Mar 2022, 00:36
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Q8.4

a firm landing will reduced LD vs a floater!
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Old 29th Mar 2022, 00:57
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Originally Posted by Greek God View Post
Q8.4

a firm landing will reduced LD vs a floater!
another guy considered it BS in the fact checking phase because "LD depends on touchdown point only" I guess he is not wrong you can land way beyond the TDZ theoretically
what do y'all think about his opinion

But QA1's suggestions are correct and I just made an update fixing these questions. For the BA1 question I specified 2019 because not many people know that it used to originate from LHR - it is just a level 2 question.
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Old 29th Mar 2022, 06:21
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What is the Level 10+ question for those with the knowledge to reach that lofty height ?

Perhaps : " What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow " ?
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Old 29th Mar 2022, 09:04
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What is the Level 10+ question for those with the knowledge to reach that lofty height ?

Perhaps : " What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow " ?
African or European?
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Old 29th Mar 2022, 10:46
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Originally Posted by Sleepsleep View Post
For the BA1 question I specified 2019 because not many people know that it used to originate from LHR - it is just a level 2 question.
On the contrary, pretty much everyone knows that the Concorde transatlantic was the definitive BA1. Fewer know that this was adopted, post Concorde (and some would say as a gimmick), for the business class only LCY transatlantic.
However, I see you have now reworded the question.

P.S. those multiple correct answer, all or nothing questions are killers!

P.P.S Q10.4. At what level of pedantry is "II: A Mode C Transponder" not "(d) a secondary surveillance radar (SSR) transponder with altitude reporting system that can be connected to the altitude measuring system in use for altitude control"

P.P.P.S Thanks though. An enjoyable distraction from working.
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Old 29th Mar 2022, 16:46
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Yes, if the runway is slick or wet, wouldn’t a firm landing and the ability to start braking reduce the landing distance?

I have landed at a “swayback” runway, which dips in the middle. If you can’t touch the ground, you can’t start to brake, so a firm landing gets you to touchdown sooner, i.e., floating along approaching the ground at a leisurely pace does not help.

P.S., I am definitely no where near the “guru” category on this quiz.
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Old 30th Mar 2022, 11:06
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The term "aviation expert' when applied to one particular person here in oz by the tv media, generally has pilots trying to throw heavy objects at the tv.

There is one in NZ as well.
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 01:16
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Originally Posted by Dont Hang Up View Post
On the contrary, pretty much everyone knows that the Concorde transatlantic was the definitive BA1. Fewer know that this was adopted, post Concorde (and some would say as a gimmick), for the business class only LCY transatlantic.
However, I see you have now reworded the question.

P.S. those multiple correct answer, all or nothing questions are killers!

P.P.S Q10.4. At what level of pedantry is "II: A Mode C Transponder" not "(d) a secondary surveillance radar (SSR) transponder with altitude reporting system that can be connected to the altitude measuring system in use for altitude control"

P.P.P.S Thanks though. An enjoyable distraction from working.
Wow thanks for the short trip down memory lane, I guess supersonic flights are what I'm missing out as a Gen Z...

BTW, some sharing of stats
There is only 1 run scoring 400+ and it is my test run to check for errors so it doesn't count
Most score 200 something
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 06:19
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They ran GT up the flagpole today, for a comment on the fatal chopper crash yesterday.

What he said wasn't worth wasting electrons on. Muppet.
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 15:53
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Originally Posted by TWT View Post
What is the Level 10+ question for those with the knowledge to reach that lofty height ?

Perhaps : " What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow " ?
'Unladen' - so no coconut? Even though it could grip it by the husk.
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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 03:15
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Originally Posted by Greek God View Post
Q8.4
a firm landing will reduced LD vs a floater!
Yes. Not to mention it's the long floaters that end up being hard landings...
​​​​​​... and truncated flares develop into a bounce / second bounce / tailstrike.

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