Historic aviation quiz: de Havilland Comet

Question 1 of 10

When was the maiden flight of the Comet? 

July 27, 1948
July 27, 1949
July 27, 1950
July 27, 1951

Question 2 of 10

How much did the [single] fare from London to Johannesburg cost in 1952? 

£102
£175
£200
£210

Question 3 of 10

What was the actual flying time for the Comet to fly the 7,000 miles from London to  Johannesburg?

 

16 hours 22 minutes
19 hours 31 minutes
23 hours 38 minutes
23 hours 42 minutes

Question 4 of 10

How many stops did the Comet have to make to take on fuel for the first flight from London to Johannesburg?

0
1
3
5

Question 5 of 10

How many Comets were lost in the fateful 12-month period?

1
2
3
4

Question 6 of 10

What was deemed to be the cause of the crashes?

Pilot error
Bad weather
Metal fatigue
Engine failure

Question 7 of 10

When did the Comet 4 come into service?

1955
1956
1957
1958

Question 8 of 10

Until what year did the Comet remain in commercial service?

1961
1971
1981
1991

Question 9 of 10

What Maritime aircraft was developed from the Comet?

Nimrod
E3-Sentry
Shackleton
Ambassador

Question 10 of 10

What were the four engines called that powered the Comet?

Ghost
Goblin
Napier
Merlin

You got correct!

0 > 25%, Your flight has been cancelled

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26% > 50%, We're giving you extra baggage allowance

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51% > 75%, You've been upgraded to First Class

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76% > 100%, A stellar performance