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  Comments for 4.5.4.8.9.A.1   
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An airplane departs an airport under the following conditions:
Airport elevation 1,500 ft
Cruise altitude 9,500 ft
Rate of climb 500 ft/min
Average true airspeed 160 kts
True course 145°
Average wind velocity 080° at 15 kts
Variation 5°E
Deviation -3°
Average fuel consumption 14 gal/hr
Determine the approximate time, compass heading, distance, and fuel consumed during the climb.
*A) 16 minutes, 132°, 41 NM, 3.7 gallons.
B) 16 minutes, 128°, 32 NM, 3.8 gallons.
C) 14 minutes, 128°, 35 NM, 3.2 gallons.

Frank Profeta says: 5 May 2006
The text should read:
An airplane departs an airport under the following conditions: Airport elevation 1,500 ft Cruise altitude 9,500 ft Rate of climb 500 ft/min Average true airspeed 160 kts True course 145 Average wind velocity 080 at 15 kts Variation 5E Deviation -3 Average fuel consumption 14 gal/hr Determine the approximate time, compass heading, distance, and fuel consumed during the climb.
The applicable exams are: CAX MCA
The explanation should read: Not applicable to Commercial Helicopter exams. Question carries "AIR" category rating.