Historic Aviation Quiz: The ATA Girls

Question 1 of 10

How many female pilots were involved in the Air Transport Auxiliary in World War II?

124
148
168
188

Question 2 of 10

What aircraft were female ATA pilots restricted to flying at the start of 1940?

Tiger Moth
Sopwith Cub
de Havilland Chipmunk
Boeing-Stearman Model 75

Question 3 of 10

A group of female aviators were the first to involve women in the Air Transport Auxiliary. How many women were in this trailblazing group?

2
4
6
8

Question 4 of 10

What was the name of the woman who lead the first women to join the Air Transport Auxiliary?

Lettice Curtis
Pauline Gower
Maureen Dunlop
Joan Hughes

Question 5 of 10

Which publication was Maureen Dunlop featured on the front cover of in 1944?

Picture Post
Time
The Aeroplane
Life

Question 6 of 10

Roughly how many Spitfires did Mary Ellis pilot during her time serving in the ATA?

100
200
300
400

Question 7 of 10

What aircraft is Maureen Dunlop pictured in front of in the front cover image?

Supermarine Spitfire
Tiger Moth
Fairey Barracuda
Hawker Hurricane

Question 8 of 10

Which woman landed her aircraft so perfectly upon delivery that her male colleagues didn't believe she was the pilot?

Joan Hughes
Mary Ellis
Lettice Curtis
Pauline Gower

Question 9 of 10

Lettice Curtis was the first woman to deliver what aircraft solo?

Handley Page Halifax
Avro Lancaster
Short Stirling
B-17 Flying Fortress

Question 10 of 10

Which of the following navigational aids were the women of the ATA not always given to fly their aircraft?

Compass
Map
Radio
Watch

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