Historic Aviation Quiz

Question 1 of 10

Question 1) Which of the following events happened first?

British inventor Frank Whittle invents the jet engine
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly a solo non-stop trans-Atlantic flight
Charles Lindbergh completes the first solo non-stop trans-Atlantic flight
Bessie Coleman becomes the first African-American to gain a pilot’s license

Question 2 of 10

Question 2) On what date did the first helicopter flight take place?

June 26, 1936
December 26, 1936
May 9, 1937
July 12, 1938

Question 3 of 10

Question 3) In total, how many English Electric Lightnings were produced?

280
337
390
402

Question 4 of 10

Question 4) What was the total horsepower of the Wright R-1820 Cyclone radial engine?

920 hp
1,000 hp
1,750 hp
2,100 hp

Question 5 of 10

Question 5) How many nations operated the Dassault Mirage III?

2
3
4
5

Question 6 of 10

Question 6) What was the last aircraft produced under the Supermarine name?

Seafang
Attacker
Swift
Scimitar

Question 7 of 10

Question 7) Which of the following aircraft carriers was involved in both the 1942 'Doolittle Raid' and the Battle of Midway?

HMS Illustrious
USS Hornet
USS Intrepid
HMS Centaur

Question 8 of 10

Question 8) What was the top speed of the Ilyushin Il-2?

370 km/h
390 km/h
410 km/h
430 km/h

Question 9 of 10

Question 9) What classification of aircraft for the Dornier Do 17?

Fighter
Trainer
Light Bomber
Heavy Bomber

Question 10 of 10

Question 10) How many blades made up the propellers of the Spitfire Mk. XIV?

2
3
4
5

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