Pioneers Of The Sky

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  • 1. 
    On December 17, 1903, Ohioans Wilbur and Orville Wright achieved the first controlled flight of a powered heavier-than-air machine at Kitty Hawk. What day job did the Wrights hold back in Dayton?
    • A. 

      Carpenters

    • B. 

      Auto mechanics

    • C. 

      Bicycle shop owners

  • 2. 
    After its first flight on February 20, 1948, Piedmont Airlines became one of North Carolina’s most successful passenger carriers. What type of plane did Piedmont operate for many years whose military version was known as the C-47?
    • A. 

      Douglas DC-3

    • B. 

      Consolidated B-24

    • C. 

      Fairchild Flying Boxcar

  • 3. 
    Born in Anson County in 1892, Belvin Maynard studied to be a minister before becoming an aviator. On February 12, 1919, Maynard set a world record by completing how many outside-loop aerobatic maneuvers in 67 minutes?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      318

    • C. 

      42

  • 4. 
    The Wright Brothers National Memorial on the Outer Banks, one of our most visited and recognizable monuments, was built of granite quarried in Mount Airy. In what year was it dedicated?
    • A. 

      1922

    • B. 

      1932

    • C. 

      1942

  • 5. 
    In 1928 Viola Gentry set a record among female pilots when she stayed aloft without refueling for more than eight hours. Gentry was from what county whose seat is Wentworth?
    • A. 

      Rockingham

    • B. 

      Caswell

    • C. 

      Anson

  • 6. 
    When World War I erupted, brothers Kiffin and Paul Rockwell of Asheville joined the French military; later, Kiffin became a pilot in one of the most famous aviation units of all time. What was this group called?
    • A. 

      Flying Tigers

    • B. 

      Black Sheep Squadron

    • C. 

      Lafayette Escadrille

  • 7. 
    Charlotte Douglas International Airport, originally christened Charlotte Municipal in 1937, was easy for pilots to find because it was near the intersection of U.S. Highway 74 and what river?
    • A. 

      Catawba River

    • B. 

      Broad River

    • C. 

      Pee Dee River

  • 8. 
    During World War II, USAAF Col. Robert Morgan of Asheville became the first American bomber pilot to successfully complete 25 missions over Europe. Morgan’s B-17F had what nickname?
    • A. 

      Sentimental Journey

    • B. 

      Tar Heel Honey

    • C. 

      Memphis Belle

  • 9. 
    In 1929, Greensboro native Mary Nicholson became the first woman in North Carolina to earn a private pilot’s license. Nicholson was also a charter member of what organization made up of pioneering female fliers?
    • A. 

      Century Club

    • B. 

      Ninety-Nines

    • C. 

      Aviatrix Association of America

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