Historic Aviation Quiz

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Question 1 of 10

In which order did the UK’s V-Bombers make their maiden flights?

Valiant, Vulcan, Victor,
Valiant, Victor, Vulcan
Vulcan, Valiant, Victor
Vulcan, Victor, Valiant

Question 2 of 10

Which British type made its first flight on 19 May 1969?

Beagle Pup
Hawker Siddeley Kestrel
Scottish Aviation Bulldog
BAC Strikemaster

Question 3 of 10

Which helicopter — responsible for pioneering the Fenestron — made its first

flight on 7 April 1967?

Aérospatiale SA 341 Gazelle
Aérospatiale AS 360 Dauphin
Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja
Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka

Question 4 of 10

Which famous Vietnam-era helicopter first flew on 7 September 1965?

Bell AH-1 Cobra
Bell UH-1 Iroquois/Huey
Bell H-13 Sioux
Hughes OH-6 Cayuse

Question 5 of 10

The VFW-Fokker VFW 614 and Dassault Mercure made their first flights in what



Question 6 of 10

The Tupolev Tu-114 made its first flight in 1957, but on which bomber was the

airliner based?

Tupolev Tu-4 Bull
Tupolev Tu-16 Badger
Tupolev Tu-22 Blinder
Tupolev Tu-95 Bear

Question 7 of 10

The Tupolev Tu-16 made its first flight in 1952, and variants of the bomber

continue to serve with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force today. What are

Chinese examples of the bomber known as?

Xian H-6
Shanghai Y-10
Shaanxi Y-8
Shaanxi Y-9

Question 8 of 10

Which famous New Zealander is reported to have made the first powered,

heavier-than-air flight nine months before Orville and Wilbur Wright first flew

their Wright Flyer I?

Richard Pearse
Fergus McMaster
Lester Brain
Lawrence Hargreave

Question 9 of 10

There are two routes to fly from Australia to the United Kingdom, the Kangaroo

Route across Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and the other, across the Pacific,

the Americas and the Atlantic. What is the latter known as?

The Honolulu Route
The Southern Cross Route
The Equatorial Route
The New Caledonian Route

Question 10 of 10

Which airline flew the ‘Double Sunrise’ non-stop flights between Crawley

(Western Australia) and RAF Station Koggala in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) during

World War Two?

Ansett Australia
British Overseas Airways Corporation
Pan American World Airways

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