Historic Aviation Quiz - test your knowledge!

Question 1 of 10

Question 1

Can you identify this aircraft from just its tail section?

Question 1


Supermarine Spitfire
P-47 Thunderbolt
Hawker Hurricane
Messerschmitt Bf-109

Question 2 of 10

Question 2

In what year was the Royal Air Force founded?


Question 3 of 10

Question 3

What was the world's first official airline?

Aircraft Transport and Travel (ATAT)
Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft (DELAG)

Question 4 of 10

Question 4

What was the common nickname for the aircraft used by the Luftwaffe, officially known as the Messerschmitt 232 Gigant?

Flying Hippo
Winged Elephant
Giant Eagle
Flying Whale

Question 5 of 10

Question 5

Can you identify the following aircraft designer? His most notable designs included the P-51 Mustang and the F-86 Sabre.

Question 5


Edgar Schmued
Roy Chadwick
Sydney Camm
Robert Hall

Question 6 of 10

Question 6

On what date did Jacqueline Cochran establish the new official world speed record for women while flying a Lockheed F-104G Starfighter over a distance of 25km at Edwards Air Force Base?

March 19 1964
May 7 1965
April 12 1963
August 14 1961

Question 7 of 10

Question 7

Which of these WWII aircraft had the highest top speed?

Messerschmitt Me 163
Lockheed P-80
Supermarine Spitfire
P-51 Mustang

Question 8 of 10

Question 8

In what year did Charles Lindbergh pilot the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic, from New York to Paris?


Question 9 of 10

Question 9

With which WWII Squadron did the Czechoslovakian pilot Karel Kuttelwascher DFC serve, going on to be credited with 18 victories while flying with the RAF?

617 Squadron
No. 1(F) Squadron
No.9(IX) Squadron
No.303 Squadron

Question 10 of 10

Question 10

How many commissioned ranks were there in the Royal Air Force in WWII?


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