La prueba definitiva de Sir Freddie Laker

Este fin de semana se cumplen exactamente 100 años del nacimiento de Sir Freddie Laker y, como parte de nuestra cobertura especial de Key Aero, el test de aviación comercial de esta semana es un especial de Laker. Desde sus años de formación hasta esta última aventura, celebre la notable contribución de Sir Freddie a la aviación en esta prueba definitiva de sus conocimientos.

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Question 1 of 10

1. In 1946, Laker became one of the first employees at which newly created company?


British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC)
British Airways Ltd.
Eagle Aviation
British European Airways (BEA)

Question 2 of 10

2. It didn’t take long for Sir Freddie to go it alone. What was the name of his first airline?


Air Charter
Air Traders
Aviation Charters
Channel Air Bridge

Question 3 of 10

3. Where in the UK was Laker’s Aviation Traders business based?


Manston Airport

Question 4 of 10

4. Laker narrowly avoided death in March 1952. What were the circumstances?


Forced landing on approach to Berlin
Industrial accident in a hangar
Hit by a tram while crossing the road
Contracted a tropical illness

Question 5 of 10

5. Until 1953 Laker had owned and operated second-hand aircraft. This changed when he acquired which new type?

Avro Tudor
Bristol Type 170 Freighter
ATL-90 Accountant
Lockheed Constellation

Question 6 of 10

6. The development of the ATL-98 Carvair transporter was one of Laker’s more unusual achievements. What type was it based on?


Douglas DC-2
Douglas C-47 Skytrain
Douglas DC-3/C-53
Douglas DC-4/C-54

Question 7 of 10

7.  BUA was formed after the introduction of the Civil Aviation Act in 1959, with Laker having a seat on the board. What did ‘BUA’ stand for?


British Universal Airways
British Union Aviation
British United Airways
British United Airlines

Question 8 of 10

8.  In 1972, Laker ordered a pair of which aircraft to launch his new transatlantic airline?

McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
Boeing 707

Question 9 of 10

9. What was the original fare for a flight from Gatwick to New York with the Laker Skytrain?


£9 one-way
£39 one-way
£59 one-way
£79 one-way

Question 10 of 10

10.  In 1992, Laker launched a new airline in which tropical destination?


The Bahamas
British Virgin Islands

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Oh, querida, ¡más suerte la próxima semana!

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Una actuación bastante irregular, ¡más suerte la próxima semana!

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Un intento razonable, pero con mucho margen de mejora.

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Un esfuerzo magnífico. ¡A ver si la semana que viene podéis mantener este nivel!