The ultimate Queen's Jubilee aviation quiz!

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It's time for a right royal test of your aviation knowledge. From Her Majesty's first transatlantic flight to famous airport terminals, we're celebrating the Platinum Jubilee with this rather regal quiz! Good luck! 


Question 1 of 10

1. In 1951, Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh made their first transatlantic flight from London to Montreal with BOAC. What aircraft did they fly on?


de Havilland Comet
Douglas DC-6
Boeing Stratocruiser
Lockheed Constellation

Question 2 of 10

2. What aircraft type operated the 1952 royal tour of Africa, during which time King George VI died and Elizabeth II became Queen?


de Havilland Comet
Sud Aviation Caravelle
Vickers Viscount

Question 3 of 10

3. In what year was the original ‘Queens Building’ at Heathrow opened by Elizabeth II?



Question 4 of 10

4. Which current building at Heathrow is officially named ‘The Queen’s Terminal’

Terminal 2
Terminal 3
Terminal 4
Terminal 5

Question 5 of 10

5. Which Scottish airport does Her Majesty typically fly into when travelling to Balmoral?


Question 6 of 10

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


Airbus A318
Learjet 45
BAC One-Eleven
British Aerospace 146

Question 7 of 10

7. According to the UK government, what is the replacement type for Royal Flights?


Dassault 900LX 
Gulfstream G550
Bombardier Challenger 600
Embraer Phenom 300

Question 8 of 10

8. In what year did Elizabeth II first fly on Concorde?



Question 9 of 10

9. Which major piece of aviation infrastructure was opened by Her Majesty in 1988?

Gatwick – North Terminal
Gatwick – South Terminal
Heathrow Terminal 4
Manchester Terminal 3

Question 10 of 10

10. What is the name of British Airways’ headquarters which The Queen officially opened in 1998?


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