The Ultimate King’s Coronation Aviation Quiz!

This weekend sees the coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as king and queen of the United Kingdom, so what better way to celebrate than with a rather regal aviation quiz! Let’s see how much you know…

Question 1 of 10

This weekend’s coronation is expected to feature a flypast over Buckingham Palace of more than 60 aircraft from the Royal Navy, the Army Air Corps, and the Royal Air Force (provided the typically whimsical British weather plays ball!). Among those due to appear is the P-8A Poseidon, but from which popular airliner type is this maritime patrol platform derived?

Boeing 737
Airbus A330
Boeing 707
Airbus A320

Question 2 of 10

What aircraft type was officially retired from Royal flying duties in 2022?

Airbus A319
Hawker Siddeley Andover
British Aerospace 146
BAC One-Eleven

Question 3 of 10

The Royal Air Force has replaced its outgoing airliners with the Dassault Falcon 900LX business jet. What is the aircraft known as in RAF service?

Ambassador II
Envoy IV

Question 4 of 10

Charles III took his first flight as King on September 9, 2022, following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, a day earlier. From which airport did this flight depart?

RAF Northolt

Question 5 of 10

King Charles III has long held a passion for aviation, serving with the Royal Air Force and later the Royal Navy, and frequently taking the controls of Royal Flight aircraft even after his military career ended. He abruptly retired from flying in 1994 after suffering a minor landing ‘mishap’ at which Scottish airfield?

RAF Lossiemouth

Question 6 of 10

In spring 1986, Prince Charles and Princess Diana famously took a supersonic flight aboard a British Airways Concorde from London to which destination?

New York

Question 7 of 10

The prince made an official visit to London/Heathrow in 2018 to mark the tenth anniversary of Terminal 5, during which he met various airport staff including a trainee sniffer dog. But what was the name of this cocker spaniel?


Question 8 of 10

There’s no airport currently dedicated to, or named after, King Charles, but in which country can you find Charles Prince Airport?

Trinidad and Tobago

Question 9 of 10

It has no direct link to the new king, but from which Commonwealth nation did the 1990s-era Royal Airlines hail?

New Zealand

Question 10 of 10

And another left-field effort to finish off; formed in June 2017, Charlie Airlines is better known as what?

Canadian North
Cyprus Airways
Cape Air

You got correct!

Ouch, more court jester than heir to the throne – better luck next time!

You got correct!

Ouch, more court jester than heir to the throne – better luck next time!

You got correct!

Not quite enough to be crowned champion, but a decent effort all the same!

You got correct!

Sterling effort, a score fit for a king!