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Look Ma, I'm Flying!

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A difficult quiz on flight.

Question 1:


In 2008, how many nations had aircraft carriers either sea worthy or under construction?
9
14
2
20

Question 2:


How fast is Mach 1?
About 934.2 meters per hour.
About 934.2 miles per hour
About 340.2 meters per second
About 975.2 meters per second

Question 3:


When did the first balloon flight in the USA take place?
1903
1855
1793
1839

Question 4:


Which statement is true about King Bladud?
He flew the first plane to fly in Asia. (Thailand)
He was the first primate (chimpanzee) to be onboard a spacecraft.
He was the first member of a royal house (Ottoman Empire) to fly in a plane.
He is the mythical king who tried to fly with wings made out of feathers and wood.

Question 5:


What was the first jet fighter to hit Mach 3.2?
F-15 Falcon
MIG 25 Foxbat
Lockheed f-17-Eagle
F-22 Raptor

Question 6:


Which company built the Zero, the top Japanese fighter in World War Two?
Tachikowa
Nakajima
Nissan
Mitsubishi

Question 7:


In the world of airplane technology, what does LOT stand for?
Light Opposing Technology
Long Operational Technology
Lengthy Oppositional Technology
Low Observational Technology

Question 8:


In which state is the US Navy's "Top Gun" School located?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
California
Arizona
Washington
Oregon

Question 9:


Which statement is true about Charles Furnas?
He was the pilot of the first jet fighter.
He was the first passenger on an airplane.
During World War I, he became the first man to shoot down a plane during a war.
He was the designer of the Wright Brothers' first plane.

Question 10:


On May 6, 1937 the Hindenburg exploded as it tried to dock in the Lakehurst Naval Station in New Jersey. Out of the 97 people on the Zeppelin, how many died?
90
97
35
96

Question 11:


Find the incorrect statement about Glenn H. Curtiss.
He founded the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation.
He was the first person to have a pilot's license.
He was Alexander Graham Bell's partner in the aircraft business.
He was the pilot who shot down "The Red Baron" during World War I.

Question 12:


What distinction does Elise Raymonde Deroche hold?
She was the first female licensed pilot.
She was the first member of a royal house to fly in a plane.
She was the first female to fly a balloon.
She was the first female passenger in an airplane.

Question 13:


Which is the correct statement about Louis Bleriot?
He was the first person to cross the English Channel in an airplane.
He became the first US ace during World War I.
He was the first Commander of the US Air Force.
He was the first professional test pilot.

Question 14:


Name the first pilot to make a flight at night.
Walter Brookins
Ruth Law
Eugene Burton
Emil Aubrun

Question 15:


This famous pilot made the first solo flight from Hawaii to the mainland of the USA.
Amelia Earhart
"Tex " Johnston
Charles Lindbergh
Howard Hughes

 


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