The Ultimate Boeing 707 Quiz!

We're delving into the aviation archive to celebrate one of the most iconic jetliners of all time. From early prototypes to final operators, this is your chance to test your knowledge of the Boeing 707. Good luck!


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Question 1 of 10

1. What was the name of the Boeing prototype aircraft which paved the way for the 707?

Boeing 307-80
Boeing 357-80
Boeing 367-80
Boeing 377-80

Question 2 of 10

2. ...and what soon became the prototype’s most popular nickname?

‘The Dash 80’
'The Jetsetter'
'The Weighty-Eighty'
'The Eight-O'

Question 3 of 10

3. What was one of the key selling points for the 707 versus the Douglas DC-8?

It could be flown with two flight crew
It had a better pressurised cabin
It could fly about 20mph (32kph) faster
It could carry up to 32 more passengers

Question 4 of 10

4. Boeing developed a 707 variant for Braniff to help it serve certain routes. What was special about the bespoke model?

Its fuselage was shorter for small airports
It had sleeping quarters for crew
It featured an onboard lounge
It had more powerful engines for high-altitude airports

Question 5 of 10

5. What was unusual about BOAC’s initial order of 707-436s?

They had Rolls-Royce Conway engines
The final assembly line was in the UK
They did not wear a standard BOAC livery
The order was cancelled shortly before delivery

Question 6 of 10

6. What was the 707 officially designated when modified for short- to medium-range routes?

Boeing 707-200
Boeing 720
Boeing 727
Boeing 770

Question 7 of 10

7. Which of these airlines was NOT an operator of the 707?

British Airtours
Monarch Airlines
British Midland
Air Europe

Question 8 of 10

8. What was distinctive about BOAC’s 707-336Cs?

They had a premium-heavy configuration
They were a passenger/cargo hybrid
They were authorised to fly within China
They had convertible engine options

Question 9 of 10

9. According to Boeing, what was the maximum passenger capacity for a standard 707?

151 passengers
161 passengers
171 passengers
181 passengers

Question 10 of 10

10. In what country did the 707 last fly revenue commercial services?

Iran (with Saha Air)
Venezuela (with Conviasa)
Nigeria (with Freedom Air Services)
Laos (with Vientiane Airways)

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A strong result, well done! Let's see if you can maintain your standard next week!