Aviation history quiz

Question 1 of 10

Who was the highest-scoring ace flying with the RAF in Malta during World War Two?

George ‘Screwball’ Beurling
John Lynch
James Nicolson
Geoffrey Wellum

Question 2 of 10

What was the official codename of Barnes Wallis’ ‘bouncing bomb’ employed by the Dambusters?

Grand slam
Little Boy

Question 3 of 10

Which aircraft won the MacRobertson Air Race in 1934?

Fairey Flycatcher
Douglas DC-2
Northrop Gamma
De Havilland DH.88 Comet

Question 4 of 10

Who flew the ‘chase’ aircraft when Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947?

Howard Hughes
Bob Hoover
Bud Anderson
Scott Carpenter

Question 5 of 10

In which aircraft did Soviet pilot and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin lose his life?


Question 6 of 10

Which aircraft was instrumental in the allied attack on Taranto in 1940?

Blackburn Skua
Fairey Swordfish
Vickers Wellington
Bristol Blenheim

Question 7 of 10

Who was the highest-scoring USAF ace in the Vietnam War?

Capt Charles DeBellevue
Capt Steve Ritchie
Lt Randall ‘Duke’ Cunningham
Maj Gen Frederick ‘Boots’ Blesse

Question 8 of 10

Who flew the de Havilland DH.106 Comet airliner for the first time?

Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown
Mike Lithgow
Bill Waterton
John ‘Cats eyes’ Cunningham

Question 9 of 10

In which year did the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight receive its Lancaster PA474?


Question 10 of 10

From which RAF base did the USAAF ace Robin Olds fly in World War Two?


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