Historic Aviation Quiz

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Question 1 of 10

In what year did Etienne Montgolfier become the first person to fly in a hot air

balloon?

1583
1683
1783
1883

Question 2 of 10

The Wright Flyer became the first heavier-than-air aircraft to fly on what date?

17 November 1902
17 December 1903
17 January 1904
17 February 1905

Question 3 of 10

And which of the Wright Brothers made the first flight?

Orville
Wilbur
Ian
Nicholas

Question 4 of 10

In which year did Louis Bleriot become the first person to fly across the English

Channel?

1908
1909
1910
1911

Question 5 of 10

Which famous pairing was first to cross the Atlantic non-stop?

John Alcock and Arthur Brown
Keith and Ross Macpherson Smith
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer
Artur de Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho

Question 6 of 10

Which aircraft manufacturer built the Spirit of St Louis?

The Lockheed Corporation
The Ryan Aeronautical Company
The Boeing Company
Consolidated Aircraft Corporation

Question 7 of 10

What aircraft did Amelia Earhart fly on her 1932 record-breaking transatlantic

crossing?

Lockheed Vega
Consolidated Fleetster
Stinson Reliant
Howard DGA-12

Question 8 of 10

In what year did the Supermarine Spitfire make its maiden flight?

1935
1936
1937
1938

Question 9 of 10

The Avro Lancaster became an icon of Bomber Command during World War

Two, but which aircraft was it developed from?

Avro Lincoln
Avro Manchester
Avro Bradford
Avro Sheffield

Question 10 of 10

In what year did Chuck Yeager break the sound barrier, and the United States Air

Force (USAF) become its own branch of the United States military?

1946
1947
1948
1949

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