Historic Aviation Quiz: Charles Lindbergh

Question 1 of 10

Lindbergh flew in an aeroplane for the first time just five years before his epic transatlantic flight across the night of May 20-21, 1927. What was that aeroplane?

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Airco DH.4
Lincoln Standard "Tourabout"
Caudron G.III
Avro 504

Question 2 of 10

True or false: During his formal flying instruction, Lindbergh wasn’t allowed to fly solo because he couldn’t afford to post the requisite damage bond?

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Question 3 of 10

What was the first aeroplane Lindbergh owned?

Pacer Monoplane
Simmonds Spartan
Hess Blue Bird
Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny"

Question 4 of 10

Under what nickname did Lindbergh make a name for himself barnstorming across the US?

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‘Lucky Lindbergh’
‘Daredevil Lindbergh’
‘The Lindbergh express’
‘Sky Devil’

Question 5 of 10

From what aeroplane did Lindbergh bail out on the night of November 3, 1926?

de Havilland DH-4
Boeing Model 40
Stearman M-2 Speedmail
WACO 9 'Miss Pittsburgh'

Question 6 of 10

Designed and built for some $10,580, Lindbergh’s ‘Spirit of St. Louis’ was officially dubbed the Ryan NYP. What did the NYP stand for?

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‘New York Post’

Question 7 of 10

True or False: While acting as a "civilian technical assistant" between the USAAF and United Aircraft Corporation in the pacific, Charles Lindbergh (right) downed a Japanese shot down a Mitsubishi Ki-51 ‘Sonia’ while flying a Lockheed P-38 Lightning on an unofficial mission?

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Question 8 of 10

Having amassed 489 hours, 28 minutes across 174 flights, Lindbergh presented the ‘Spirit of St. Loius’ to the Smithsonian Institution. But on what date was its registration - N-X-211 – cancelled?



May 21, 1930
December 25, 1927
June 2, 1928
May 21, 1927

Question 9 of 10

In 1936, Lindbergh purchased a Miles built aeroplane to fly around Europe – what type was it?

Miles M.3E Gillette Falcon
Miles M.7 Nighthawk
Miles M.6 Hawcon
Miles M.12 Mohawk 

Question 10 of 10

From what aeroplane did Lindbergh first take to a parachute on March 5, 1925?

Standard Aircraft Corporation E-1
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
Thomas-Morse S-4 Scout
Fokker-America A-7

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