Historic Aviation Quiz: Concorde

New: Quizzes now have leaderboards!

Sign in or register on KeyAero to rank on the quiz leaderboards and share your score with friends.

Question 1 of 11

While it is well known that famed French test pilot André Edouard Turcat was at the controls for Concorde’s first flight in 1969, but who was his co-pilot?

Historic Quiz - March 2

Brian Trubshaw
John Cochrane
Michel Retif
Jacques Guignard

Question 2 of 11

Who is considered the so called ‘Father of Concorde’?

Historic Quiz - March 2

Engineer Henri Perrier
French President Charles de Gaulle
Test pilot John Cochrane
UK Minister of Technology Tony Benn

Question 3 of 11

How many examples of Concorde – not including prototypes and pre-production examples – were rolled out?


Historic Quiz - March 2

20
14
28
43

Question 4 of 11

On what date did the first production Concorde take to the skies?

Historic Quiz - March 2

January 1, 1976
December 25, 1969
December 6, 1973
March 2, 1969

Question 5 of 11

True or False: A substantially improved variant of the type – dubbed Concorde B – boasting more powerful engines, better fuel capacity and a bigger wing was ready to be put into production when manufacturing was stopped?

True
False
X
X

Question 6 of 11

How many airlines are classed as having operated Concorde?

Historic Quiz - March 2

5
9
2
4

Question 7 of 11

It has often been said there have been more US astronauts that Concorde pilots – how many British Airways pilots were qualified to fly the supersonic airliner during its 27 years of service?

Historic Quiz - March 2

49
73
100
123

Question 8 of 11

True of False: When Air France painted Concorde F-BTSD in its unique Pepsi scheme, the aircraft’s supersonic performance was adversely affected?

Historic Quiz - March 2

True
False
X
X

Question 9 of 11

Of the 20 Concordes built, how many survive today?

Historic Quiz - March 2

20
33
10
18

Question 10 of 11

Concorde G-ADXN holds the honour of achieving the highest speed ever attained by the type – how fast was it?

Historic Quiz - March 2

Mach 2.23
Mach2.54
Mach 2.11
Mach 2.62

Question 11 of 11

Where is considered the UK home of Concorde?

Historic Quiz - March 2

London Heathrow
RAF Fairford
Filton
RAF Brize Norton

You got correct!

0 > 25%, must try harder!

You got correct!

26% > 50%, good work, but room for improvement...

You got correct!

51% > 75%, getting there!

You got correct!

76% > 100%, top drawer - home for tea and medals!