Wednesday Historic Quiz

Roll up, roll up! It's time for another Historic Wednesday Quiz!!

Question 1 of 10

Question 1

This week, one museum announced that they'd successfully received a grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. Which museum was this?

Royal Air Force Museum
Newark Air Museum
Yorkshire Air Museum
Shuttleworth Collection

Question 2 of 10

Question 2

Roughly, what was the wingspan of the Vickers Wellington?

86ft 2in
98ft 4in
80ft 9in
93ft 5in

Question 3 of 10

Question 3

In what year was the first flight crossing the South Pole?

1928
1929
1930
1931

Question 4 of 10

Question 4

Which aircraft completed the first around-the-world aeroplane flight with mid-air refuelling in 1949?

Boeing B-50
Boeing B-52
Convair B-36
Consolidated B-32

Question 5 of 10

Question 5

In what year was 'Business Class' flying introduced?

1959
1961
1968
1979

Question 6 of 10

Question 6

Who was the first aviator to break the sound barrier?

Chuck Yeager
Amelia Earhart
Bud Anderson
Jacqueline Chochran

Question 7 of 10

Question 7

Commander Charles Samson was the first to take off from a moving ship. When did he do it?

1912
1919
1921
1924

Question 8 of 10

Question 8

When was the first flight from mainland U.S. to Hawaii?

1912
1918
1923
1927

Question 9 of 10

Question 9

How long was the first non-stop flight from London to Paris?

2 hours 15 minutes
2 hours 34 minutes
3 hours 57 minutes
4 hours 12 minutes

Question 10 of 10

Question 10

In what year was the Civil Aviation Authority founded?

1972
1974
1962
1964

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