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  • 1. 

    How many engines are there on a B-52 airplane?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Eight

    Correct Answer
    D. Eight
    Explanation
    The B-52 airplane has eight engines.

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  • 2. 

    What airline was suspended for irresponsible workmanship after a crash in the Florida Everglades?

    • A.

      American

    • B.

      TWA

    • C.

      Valujet

    • D.

      Usair

    Correct Answer
    C. Valujet
    Explanation
    Valujet was suspended for irresponsible workmanship after a crash in the Florida Everglades.

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  • 3. 

    Which commercial airline offered regular jet service from New York to Paris in October 1958?

    • A.

      Pan American World Airways

    • B.

      Delta Airlines

    • C.

      American Airlines

    • D.

      National Airlines

    Correct Answer
    A. Pan American World Airways
    Explanation
    Pan American World Airways offered regular jet service from New York to Paris in October 1958. This airline was one of the first to introduce jet aircraft for commercial travel, and their service from New York to Paris was a significant milestone in the aviation industry. Pan American World Airways played a crucial role in expanding international air travel and connecting major cities across the globe.

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  • 4. 

    What was unique about the Chance-Vought F-4U Corsair?

    • A.

      It Had Room For 3 Crew Members

    • B.

      Pappy Boyington Was The Only Man To Get 5 Kills In One

    • C.

      It Had 3 Engines

    • D.

      It Had An Inverted Gull Wing

    Correct Answer
    D. It Had An Inverted Gull Wing
    Explanation
    The unique feature of the Chance-Vought F-4U Corsair was its inverted gull wing. This design allowed for a shorter landing gear, which was beneficial for carrier operations. It also provided better visibility for the pilot and improved maneuverability at high speeds. The inverted gull wing was a distinctive characteristic of the Corsair and contributed to its success as a fighter aircraft during World War II.

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  • 5. 

    What airplane is based around the GAU-8 30mm Gatling Gun?

    • A.

      General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

    • B.

      Fairchild A/Oa-10 Thunderbolt II

    • C.

      McDonnell Douglas F-15e Strike Eagle

    • D.

      Lockheed Ac-130h/U Spectre

    Correct Answer
    B. Fairchild A/Oa-10 Thunderbolt II
    Explanation
    The Fairchild A/Oa-10 Thunderbolt II is based around the GAU-8 30mm Gatling Gun. The GAU-8 is a seven-barrel rotary cannon that is specifically designed for the Thunderbolt II. It is the primary armament of the aircraft and is known for its high rate of fire and ability to penetrate armored vehicles. The Thunderbolt II was specifically designed for close air support missions and is often referred to as the "Warthog" due to its rugged appearance. Its main purpose is to provide support to ground forces by attacking enemy tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets.

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  • 6. 

    Because of its handling characteristics, the F-117 Nighthawk was nicknamed what?

    • A.

      The Tweety Bird

    • B.

      The Drunken Vulture

    • C.

      Hell's Angel

    • D.

      The Woblin' Goblin

    Correct Answer
    D. The Woblin' Goblin
    Explanation
    The F-117 Nighthawk was nicknamed "The Woblin' Goblin" due to its unique and unconventional handling characteristics. This nickname reflects the aircraft's ability to maneuver and glide through the air in a distinctive and unpredictable manner, resembling the movements of a goblin.

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  • 7. 

    What is the official name of the F-22?

    • A.

      Raptor

    • B.

      Jetstar

    • C.

      Lightning II

    • D.

      Starstriker

    Correct Answer
    A. Raptor
    Explanation
    The official name of the F-22 is Raptor.

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  • 8. 

    Which type of aircraft was adopted by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in 1986?

    • A.

      F-4 Phantom

    • B.

      P-51 Mustang

    • C.

      A-4 Skyhawk

    • D.

      F/A-18 Hornet

    Correct Answer
    D. F/A-18 Hornet
    Explanation
    In 1986, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels adopted the F/A-18 Hornet as their aircraft. This choice was likely made due to the Hornet's versatility and performance capabilities, making it suitable for the precision flying and aerobatic maneuvers performed by the Blue Angels. The F/A-18 Hornet is a multirole fighter jet that has been widely used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, known for its agility, speed, and advanced avionics systems.

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  • 9. 

    What WWII bomber was made entirely of wood, and fast enough to outrun most enemy fighters?

    • A.

      Black Widow

    • B.

      Liberator

    • C.

      Lancaster

    • D.

      Mosquito

    Correct Answer
    D. Mosquito
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mosquito. The Mosquito was a WWII bomber that was unique because it was made entirely of wood, which made it lighter and faster than most other bombers. Its wooden construction allowed it to reach high speeds and outrun enemy fighters, making it a highly effective and versatile aircraft during the war.

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  • 10. 

    What is the English translation of the Japanese plane built specifically for WWII kamikaze attacks?

    • A.

      Cherry Blossom

    • B.

      Deadly Wind

    • C.

      Retribution

    • D.

      Death Before Dishonor

    Correct Answer
    A. Cherry Blossom
    Explanation
    The English translation of the Japanese plane built specifically for WWII kamikaze attacks is Cherry Blossom.

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  • 11. 

    What would happen if a Russian Hokum Helicopter had its anti-torque rotor shot out?

    • A.

      The Chopper Would Start Spinning Uncontrollably

    • B.

      Explosion-30mm Rounds Stored In The Tail

    • C.

      It Doesn't Have One

    • D.

      Slight Lost Of Stability Would Be Experienced

    Correct Answer
    C. It Doesn't Have One
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It Doesn't Have One". This means that if a Russian Hokum Helicopter had its anti-torque rotor shot out, there would be no anti-torque system to counteract the torque produced by the main rotor. As a result, the helicopter would not start spinning uncontrollably or experience an explosion due to stored rounds. Instead, it would simply lose stability to some extent.

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  • 12. 

    Admiral Byrd used this aircraft in a 1925 National Geographic Expedition to the Artic?

    • A.

      June Bug

    • B.

      Aerodrome

    • C.

      Wright Type B Pusher

    • D.

      Loening Amphibian

    Correct Answer
    D. Loening Amphibian
    Explanation
    Admiral Byrd used the Loening Amphibian aircraft in a 1925 National Geographic Expedition to the Arctic. The Loening Amphibian was a versatile aircraft that could operate both on land and water, making it ideal for exploring the Arctic region with its vast expanses of ice and water. Byrd needed an aircraft that could easily land on both land and water surfaces, and the Loening Amphibian fit this requirement perfectly. Its ability to take off and land on water allowed Byrd to access remote areas and navigate through icy conditions, making it the ideal choice for his expedition.

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  • 13. 

    The Airforce T-43 airborne navigator-trainer is a modified version of what commercial aircraft?

    • A.

      Boeing 737

    • B.

      Lockheed's L1011-500

    • C.

      McDonnel Douglas-81 (Md-81)

    • D.

      Airbus's A321

    Correct Answer
    A. Boeing 737
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Boeing 737. The Airforce T-43 airborne navigator-trainer is a modified version of the Boeing 737 commercial aircraft.

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  • 14. 

    What car company is the sister company of the manufacturer of the Dornier 328 aircraft?

    • A.

      BMW

    • B.

      Mercedes-Benz

    • C.

      Jaguar

    • D.

      Rolls-Royce

    Correct Answer
    B. Mercedes-Benz
    Explanation
    Mercedes-Benz is the sister company of the manufacturer of the Dornier 328 aircraft. This means that the company that produces the Dornier 328 aircraft is related to Mercedes-Benz in some way, possibly through ownership or a partnership.

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  • 15. 

    What variation of the F-15 is ground attack capable?

    • A.

      F-15 A

    • B.

      All F-15 Models Are Fully Ground Attack Capable.

    • C.

      F-15 C

    • D.

      F-15 E

    Correct Answer
    D. F-15 E
    Explanation
    The F-15E is the variation of the F-15 that is ground attack capable. This means that it is equipped with the necessary technology and weaponry to effectively engage and destroy ground targets. The other variations mentioned, F-15A and F-15C, may have different capabilities or focus on other mission objectives, but the F-15E is specifically designed and configured for ground attack missions.

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  • 16. 

    What well known acronym is used by pilots prior to take off?

    • A.

      Cigar

    • B.

      FYI

    • C.

      Kiss

    • D.

      Gumpf

    Correct Answer
    A. Cigar
    Explanation
    The well-known acronym used by pilots prior to take off is "Cigar". This acronym is commonly used in aviation to help pilots remember the pre-flight checklist items. Each letter in the word "Cigar" represents a different item on the checklist, such as Controls, Instruments, Gas, Attitude, and Run-up. By going through this checklist, pilots ensure that everything is in proper working order before taking off, promoting safety and efficiency in flight operations.

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