Historic Aviation Quiz

Question 1 of 10

Question 1

In what year did Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech and Lloyd Stearman form their company, Travel Air Manufacturing?

1915
1921
1925
1929

Question 2 of 10

Question 2

On September 2, 1949, de Havilland first flew one of their most famous aeroplanes. What was its name?

de Havilland Venom
de Havilland Sea Vixen
de Havilland Vampire
de Havilland Sea Venom

Question 3 of 10

Question 3

Which is the correct chronological order for the first flights of the following aeroplanes (from first to last):

Piper 28, Grumman American AA-5, Cessna 172
Cessna 172, Grumman American AA-5, Piper 28
Grumman American AA-5, Piper 28, Cessna 172
Cessna 172, Piper 28, Grumman American AA-5

Question 4 of 10

Question 4

What was the maximum capacity of passengers able to be transported in the world's first commercial jet airliner, the de Havilland Comet?

28
44
50
37

Question 5 of 10

Question 5

In what way was Elizabeth 'Bessie' Coleman a crucial individual in the history of aviation?

Coleman
Coleman, 1922. Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

She was the only woman allowed to fly with the United States Air Force in World War I
She was the first female African American flight engineer
She was the first African American aeroplane pilot
She assisted in the original naming of waypoints in aviation navigation

Question 6 of 10

Question 6

A flying boat is a fixed-winged seaplane with a hull, allowing it to land on water. Which of these flying boats is the largest?

Hughes H-4 Hercules
Blohm & Voss BV 238
Martin JRM Mars
Kawanishi H8K

Question 7 of 10

Question 7

What was the maximum speed (in mph) of the North American X-15?

 

3,700
4,470
5,500
4,000

Question 8 of 10

Question 8

Many different series of the B-17 were manufactured. How many B-17G aeroplanes were produced?

1,249
4,706
7,857
8,680

Question 9 of 10

Question 9

Which of the following is the common tongue-in-cheek nickname for a widely used military aircraft?

Plastic Annie
Tin Sleuth
Fat Albert
Mighty Lizzie

Question 10 of 10

Question 10

In what year did the USAAF become the completely independent U.S. Air Force?

1938
1947
1951
1953

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