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Aircraft Fire Fighting


Quiz Questions

1.Flammable materials and fire accelerating materials carried in an aircraft may be a combination of the following:
– Gasoline, turbine engine lubricating oil, and jet fuel.
– Oxygen
– Oils
– Hydraulic fluid
– Anti-icing fluid
– Grease
– Pyrotechnics, ammunition, and other ordnance.
True
False
2. The engines are divided into two groups, the reciprocating engine and the gas turbine engine.
True
False
3.The reciprocating engines are air cooled and constructed on a radial or opposed design. On a radial engine, the cylinders are installed in one or more separate rows around the crankshaft.
True
False
4.The most likely time for a fire to start in a reciprocating engine is during engine starting because of the excessively rich fuel mixture settings. The fire can best be extinguished by the pilot turning off the fuel tank valves, moving the engine mixture control to “idle cutoff”, and allowing the engine to run itself out of fuel.
True
False
5.A typical gas turbine engine consists of an air intake, compressor, combustion section, turbine section, exhaust tailpipe, accessory section, and propeller or rotor drive.
True
False
6.Major sources of fire in a gas turbine engine are short circuits in the electrical system or broken fuel and oil lines.
True
False
7.Two hazard might occur from oxygen equipments: Explosion, and released oxygen feeding the fire.
True
False
8.Do not handle oxygen equipment of any kind with greasy or oily rags or hands. Oxygen under pressure, in contact with grease or oil, will cause an explosion or fire.
True
False
9.In a gas turbine engine during starting, if engine does not start, there is a tendency for fuel to drain or be pumped through the engine into the tailpipe or out the manifold drain onto the ground and start a fire.
True
False
10.Should a fire start, it can be extinguished by shooting CO2 or CF3Br through the air intake duct or between the exhaust tailpipe and cowling.
True
False
11.Figure 5-3 is:
A radial engine
A gas turbine engine
12.Figure 5-6 is a typical:
Radial engine
Gas turbine engine
Opposed radial engine