Historic Aviation Quiz: September 15

Question 1 of 10

On November 23, 1916, Manfred von Ricthofen gained notoriety for downing Royal Flying Corps ace Maj Lanoe Hawker – it was his 11th ‘kill’. What type was the ‘Red Baron’ flying at the time?

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Fokker DR.I Dreidecker
Albatros D.II
Halberstadt D.II
Albatros D.III

Question 2 of 10

True of false: To keep the flight deck out of way for loading freight, Boeing considered a variant of its iconic 747 with it located below the passenger deck dubbed the ‘Anteater’?


Question 3 of 10

Known for its ability to perform automated carrier landings, how many examples of the McDonnell Douglas F-4G Phantom were operated by the US Navy?

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Question 4 of 10

On what date was 617 Squadron formed?

Historic Quiz - September 15

May 1, 1939
The unit was not ‘officially’ formed until after the Dambusters raid
May 15, 1943
March 21, 1943

Question 5 of 10

True or False: On average, the USAF could only fly each Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird operationally once a week due to the nature of the turnaround required following mission recovery?

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Question 6 of 10

Who was at controls of the Lockheed Constellation famed aviation Orville Wright pioneer took to the skies in for the final time on April 19, 1944?

Charles Lindbergh
‘Jimmy’ Doolittle
Chuck Yeager
Howard Hughes

Question 7 of 10

Can you identify this post-war US experimental fighter?

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Convair XP-81
North American Type X Interceptor
Curtiss Destroyer
Ryan XF2R Dark Shark

Question 8 of 10

What was the final “cumulative destroyed rate” of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter per 100,000 flight hours in USAF service?

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35.8 airframes
12.1 airframes
25.2 airframes
5.6 airframes

Question 9 of 10

What was the first helicopter to cross the English Channel?

Sikorsky R-4 ‘Hoverfly’
Vought-Sikorsky VS-300
Focke-Achgelis 223 Drache
Focke Achgelis Fa 61

Question 10 of 10

How many pilots in total flew Bristol’s radical looking 188 supersonic research aeroplane?

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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!