Aircraft Performance Questions and Answers

Aircraft Performance Interview Questions and Answers

Our 1000+ Aircraft Performance questions and answers focuses on all areas of Aircraft Performance subject covering 100+ topics in Aircraft Performance. These topics are chosen from a collection of most authoritative and best reference books on Aircraft Performance. One should spend 1 hour daily for 2-3 months to learn and assimilate Aircraft Performance comprehensively. This way of systematic learning will prepare anyone easily towards Aircraft Performance interviews, online tests, examinations and certifications.


– 1000+ Multiple Choice Questions & Answers in Aircraft Performance with explanations
– Every MCQ set focuses on a specific topic in Aircraft Performance Subject

Who should Practice these Aircraft Performance Questions?
– Anyone wishing to sharpen their knowledge of Aircraft Performance Subject
– Anyone preparing for aptitude test in Aircraft Performance
– Anyone preparing for interviews (campus/off-campus interviews, walk-in interview and company interviews)
– Anyone preparing for entrance examinations and other competitive examinations
– All – Experienced, Freshers and Students


Here’s list of Questions & Answers on Aircraft Performance Subject covering 100+ topics:

1. Questions & Answers on Fixed-Wing Aircraft Performance

The section contains questions and answers on fixed-wing aircraft mission profile, operational performance, fixed-wing aircraft performance estimation and measurement.

Mission Profile
Performance Estimation
Performance Measurement
Operational Performance

2. Questions on Atmosphere and Air Data Measurement

The section contains questions on atmosphere characteristics, air vertical development, standard atmospheric model, air data and height measurement, airflow characteristics and airspeed measurements, air data computers, mach number and air temperature measurements.

Characteristics of Atmosphere
Vertical Development of Air
Standard Atmospheric Model
Measurement of Air Data
Measurement of Height
Measurement of Airflow Characteristics
Measurement of Airspeed
Measurement of Mach Number
Measurement of Air Temperature
Air Data Computers

3. Questions & Answers on Aircraft Force Systems and the Equations of Motion

The section contains questions and answers on motion equations, aircraft force systems, lift and drag forces, minimum drag and power speed, aerodynamic relationships, thrust and power producing power plants.

Equations of Motion for Performance
Aircraft Force Systems
Lift Force
Drag Force
Minimum Drag Speed
Minimum Power Speed
Thrust Producing Power Plant – 1
Thrust Producing Power Plant – 2
Power Producing Power Plant
Aerodynamic Relationships

4. Questions on Cruising Performance

The section contains questions on specific air range and endurance, aircraft range with thrust producing engines, cruise methods, fuel flow laws effect, wat effect on cruise performance and aircraft with mixed power plants.

Specific Air Range and Specific Endurance
Range and Endurance for Aircraft with Thrust Producing Engines
Cruise Method 1 – 1
Cruise Method 1 – 2
Cruise Method 2
Cruise Method 3
Effect of Alternative Fuel Flow Laws
Effect of WAT on Cruise Performance
Range and Endurance for Aircraft with Power Producing Engines
Aircraft with Mixed Power Plants

5. Questions & Answers on Climb and Descent Performance

The section contains questions and answers on climb and descent performances with mixed power plants, thrust and power producing engines, climb gradient, climb rate, minimum fuel climb, aircraft operations performance, high performance climb, wind effects on climb and descent performance.

Climb and Descent Performance with Thrust-Producing Engines
Climb and Descent Performance with Power-Producing Engines
Climb and Descent Performancet with Mixed Power Plants
Climb Gradient
Climb Rate
Minimum Fuel Climb
Descent Performance in Aircraft Operations – 1
Descent Performance in Aircraft Operations – 2
Effect of Wind on Climb Performance and Descent Performance
High Performance Climb

6. Questions on Take-off and Landing Performance

The section contains questions on take-off and landing types, take-off performance, take-off distances estimation, landing performance, landing distances estimation, flight variables effect, stol and vtol considerations.

Types of Take-off and Landing
Take-off Performance
Estimation of Take-off Distances
Effect on the Take-off Distances of Flight Variables
Landing Performance
Estimation of Landing Distances
Effect on the Landing Distances of Flight Variables
STOL and VTOL Considerations

7. Questions & Answers on Aircraft Manoeuvre Performance

The section contains questions and answers on manoeuvre envelope, structural and airspeed boundaries, longitudinal and lateral manoeuvre, pull-up and push-up manoeuvres, transport and military aircraft manoeuvre performances.

Manoeuvre Envelope
Structural Boundaries
Airspeed Boundaries
Longitudinal Manoeuvre
Lateral Manoeuvre
Pull-up Manoeuvre
Push-down Manoeuvre
Transport Aircraft Manoeuvre Performance
Military Aircraft Manoeuvre Performance

8. Questions on Aircraft Performance Measurement and Data Handling

The section contains questions on equivalent-weight method, performance data reduction, correction to cruising speed for weight and temperature, engine power law corrections, climb rate corrections for weight and temperature.

Equivalent-weight Method
Performance Data Reduction
Correction to Cruising Speed for Weight
Correction to Cruising Speed for Temperature
Correction for Temperature due to Engine Power Law
Correction to Rate of Climb for Weight and Temperature

9. Questions & Answers on Scheduled Performance

The section contains questions and answers on take-off performance space available, speed types and safety factors, take-off net flight path, climb performance wat charts, segment climbs, en-route performance, discontinued landing, fuel planning, landing performance space available and required.

Flight Planning
Space Available and Space Required for Take-off Performance
Different Types of Speed in Take-off Performance
Take-off Performance Safety Factors
Take-off Net Flight Path
Climb Performance WAT Charts
Take-off Net Climb Performance
Different Segment Climbs
En-route Performance
Space Available and Space Required for Landing Performance
Discontinued Landing
Fuel Planning

10. Questions on Application of Performance

The section contains questions on marketing, fleet selection, performance certification and summary, operational analysis and performance planning.

Marketing and Fleet Selection
Performance Summary
Operational Analysis
Performance Planning

11. Questions & Answers on Performance Examples

The section contains questions and answers on cruise, take-off and initial climb, approach or landing performance, flight path performance estimation, landing, weight breakdown and fuel required for mission.

Take-off and Initial Climb
Estimation of Flight Path Performance
Weight Breakdown
Fuel Required for a Specified Mission
If you would like to learn Aircraft Performance thoroughly, you should attempt to work on the complete set of questions and answers mentioned above. It will immensely help anyone trying to crack an exam or an interview.

Here’s the list of Best Reference Books in Aircraft Performance.

Wish you the best in your endeavor to learn and master Aircraft Performance!

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