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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?
2
9
20
14

Question 2:


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

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 member of a royal house (Ottoman Empire) to fly in a plane.
He was the first primate (chimpanzee) to be onboard a spacecraft.
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
Lockheed f-17-Eagle
MIG 25 Foxbat
F-22 Raptor

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 9:


Which statement is true about Charles Furnas?
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.
He was the first passenger on an airplane.
He was the pilot of the first jet fighter.

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?
96
35
90
97

Question 11:


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

Question 12:


What distinction does Elise Raymonde Deroche hold?
She was the first female licensed pilot.
She was the first female to fly a balloon.
She was the first member of a royal house to fly in a plane.
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 was the first professional test pilot.
He was the first Commander of the US Air Force.
He became the first US ace during World War I.

Question 14:


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

Question 15:


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

 


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