Historic Aviation Quiz

Question 1 of 10

1. Which years are classed as the ‘golden age’ of aviation?

1900-1918
1918-1939
1939-1956
1956-1978

Question 2 of 10

2. Which of these aircraft were NOT powered by the de Havilland Gipsy Major?

 

de Havilland Tiger Moth
de Havilland Canada Chipmunk
Miles Magister
Fairchild PT-19

Question 3 of 10

3. Which of the following aircraft was the de Havilland Venom developed from?

de Havilland Vampire
de Havilland Sea Venom
de Havilland Aquilon
de Havilland Swallow

Question 4 of 10

4. What was the primary reason why the Royal Aircraft Factory changed its name to the Royal Aircraft Establishment?

 

 

 

 

Because it stopped producing aircraft so couldn’t be called a factory
Because another building had the same name
So it wasn’t confused with the Royal Air Force
To make it sound more prestigious

Question 5 of 10

5. What was the last military job of the Gloster Meteor before it retired in the 1980s?

RAF target tugs
Interceptor trainer
Weather reconnaissance
Ejection seat tester

Question 6 of 10

6. How many of the P-59 Airacomet were built?

 

6
66
666
6,666

Question 7 of 10

7. Which of these operators did NOT use the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star?

 

 

Chile
Equador
Peru
Venezuela

Question 8 of 10

8. What does the name of Japan’s first jet aircraft translate to?

 

 

 

 

Cherry blossom
Apple blossom
Orange Blossom
Fuji blossom

Question 9 of 10

9. What was the maximum speed of the Douglas F4D Skyray?

 

722 mph
744 mph
766 mph
788 mph

Question 10 of 10

10. In what year did the Supermarine Attacker make its first flight?

1945
1946
1947
1948

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