Historic Aviation Quiz: March 15

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Question 1 of 10

On August 4, 1919 Ernest ‘Ernie’ Hoy became the first World War One ace to overfly the Canadian Rockies – but what aeroplane was he flying?

Handley Page V/1500
Sopwith Dove
Fairey Aviation III
Curtiss JN-4 ‘Jenny’

Question 2 of 10

Two countries are known to have shown considerable interest in acquiring the Avro Vulcan – which pair was it?

Historic Quiz - March 15

Australia and Argentina
France and Denmark
Germany and the United States
Belgium and Switzerland

Question 3 of 10

What is the only aeroplane in USAF history to be removed from combat status due to high loss rates?

Convair F-106 Delta Dart
Northrop F-89 Scorpion
North American F-105 Thunderchief
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

Question 4 of 10

Taking to the air for the first time on November 11, 1956 was Convair’s revolutionary Mach 2 capable B-58 Hustler – but who was at the controls?


Chuck Yeager
Scott Crossfield
Bob 'Pard' Hoover
Beryl Arthur Erickson

Question 5 of 10

In what aeroplane did US aviator Jimmy Doolittle fly the first outside loop on May 25, 1927?

Historic Quiz - March 15

Curtiss P-1B Hawk
Bristol Type 32 Bullet
Fokker CO-4A
Thomas-Morse Aircraft XP-13 Viper

Question 6 of 10

TRUE OR FALSE: German pioneer of aviation Otto Lilienthal said: “We have to fly and fall until we can fly without falling”

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Question 7 of 10

With which United States Navy Squadron was LtJG Thomas J Hudner (right) serving when he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions to save his wingman – Ens Jesse Brown (left) – during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir on December 4, 1950?

Historic Quiz - March 15


Fighter Squadron 24 (VF-24) 'Fighting Renegades'
Fighter Squadron 32 (VF-32) ‘Fighting Swordsmen’ 
Fighter Squadron 884 (VF-884) 'Knight Riders'
Fighter Squadron 23 (VF-23) 'Black Knights'

Question 8 of 10

On June 12, 1942, 236 Squadron Bristol Beaufighter Mark IC T4800/ND-C took part in the daring attempt to draping the Arc de Triomphe in German-held Paris with the French tricolour under Operation Squabble. Who was the pilot at the controls?

Historic Quiz - March 15

Wg Cdr John 'Cat's Eyes' Cunningham
Wg Cdr Guy Gibson
Flt Lt Ken Gatward
Sgt Pierre-Henri Clostermann

Question 9 of 10

Handley-Page Halifax LV907 ‘Friday the 13th’ completed more operational missions than any other examples of the famed type. But how many was it?
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Question 10 of 10

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

Historic Quiz - March 15


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