Historic Aviation Quiz - The Boeing 747 edition

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Question 1 of 10

On what date was the first Boeing 747 rolled out of the manufacturer’s custom-built Everett factory?

Historic Quiz - February 9

January 1, 1969
September 30, 1968
February 9, 1969
December 25, 1966

Question 2 of 10

What was the nickname later given to the Boeing employees who designed and built the first example of the 747?

Historic Quiz - 1

'The Core'
'The few'
'Sutter's legends'
'The Incredibles'

Question 3 of 10

While it is well-known Boeing Chief Test Pilot Jack Wadell and Engineering Test Pilot Brien Singleton Wygle were at the controls for the first flight of the 747, who occupied the flight engineer's station?

Historic Quiz - February 9

Joseph Sutter
Jess Wallick
Howard Hughes
Kelly Johnson

Question 4 of 10

Which airline was the launch customer for the 747?

Seaboard World Airlines
Air India
British Airways
Pan-Am

Question 5 of 10

True or false: In an attempt to keep the flight deck out of way for loading freight, Boeing considered a variant of the 747 with it located below the passenger deck dubbed the ‘Anteater’?

True
False
X
X

Question 6 of 10

With the final example of the 747 delivered last year, how many examples of the type – including the prototype – overall?

Historic Quiz - February 9

1,574
2,123
1,913
2,747

Question 7 of 10

Boeing said it took 6,000,000 parts to build a singe 747-400. How many of these were rivets?

Historic Quiz - February 9

5,500,000
800,000
3,000,000
100,000

Question 8 of 10

True or False: Depleted uranium was used as a counterweight across hundreds of examples of early 747s?

True
False
X
X

Question 9 of 10

How many variants (both civil and military) of the 747 have been developed and pressed into operational use?

Historic Quiz - February 9

20
11
23
18

Question 10 of 10

As well as being dubbed the ‘Jumbo Jet’ or ‘Queen of the skies’, which of these nicknames was the 747 bestowed?

Historic Quiz - February 9

‘737 on steroids’
‘Lump’
'Slush bucket'
'Bigfoot'

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