QUIZ: Aussie Aviation Special!

With Australia's borders open to tourists (and AvGeeks) once again, there's never been a better time to test your knowledge of Aussie aviation history! From first flights to brand-new airport gateways - this special quiz will have you swotting up on all things Down Under.  Good luck mate! 

Question 1 of 10

1. Which famous name made Australia's first controlled flight in 1910?

Wilbur Wright
Charles Kingsford Smith
Amelia Earhart
Harry Houdini

Question 2 of 10

2. Qantas is an acronym of the airline's original title. What was it?


Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services
Queensland and Northern Territory Aviation System
Queensland Nautical Terrain Assistance Service
(The) Queensland and Northern Territory Aeroplane Service

Question 3 of 10

3. Ansett Airways (later Ansett Australia) was a major player until the early 2000s. What was the company’s first route?


Alice Springs to Adelaide
Hamilton to Melbourne
Broome to Perth
Melbourne to Sydney

Question 4 of 10

4. Which turboprop is the backbone of the Regional Express (Rex) fleet?

De Havilland Canada Dash 8
Saab 340
ATR 42 and 72
Beechcraft Super King

Question 5 of 10

5. What is the IATA code for Hobart International Airport?



Question 6 of 10

6. What was the original name for what we know today as Virgin Australia?


Virgin Pacific
Virgin Express
Virgin Blue
Virgin Victoria

Question 7 of 10

7. Darwin-based Airnorth’s fleet is all from a single OEM – which one?


de Havilland Canada

Question 8 of 10

8. What is Jetstar’s two-letter IATA airline designator code?



Question 9 of 10

9. In October 2021, Qantas completed its longest ever revenue flight. Which cities did it connect?


Buenos Aires and Darwin
Buenos Aires and Sydney
Buenos Aires and Melbourne
Buenos Aires and Brisbane

Question 10 of 10

10. The new Western Sydney Airport is named after which iconic Aussie aviator?


Nancy Ellis
Millicent Bryant
Nancy-Bird Walton
May Gertrude Shepherd

You got correct!

Blimey! Outback to school for you!

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Oucha! Not exactly an Aussie aviation afficionado are you? 

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Definitely room for improvement, but not a terrible effort. 

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Phwoar mate! A bonza effort - well done!