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  • 1. 

    Airline pilots are required by FAA regulation to retire at age 60, no matter how good their health. When did this practice begin?

    • A.

      1950

    • B.

      1970

    • C.

      1980

    • D.

      1960

    Correct Answer
    D. 1960
    Explanation
    The practice of requiring airline pilots to retire at age 60 began in 1960. Prior to this, there were no specific regulations regarding retirement age for pilots. However, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) implemented this rule in order to ensure the safety of air travel and prevent any potential health issues that could arise with older pilots. This regulation has been in place since then and applies to all airline pilots in the United States.

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  • 2. 

    What airline was formed from the merger of North Central Airlines, Southern Airways, and Hughes Airwest?

    • A.

      Republic Airlines

    • B.

      Braniff International

    • C.

      Continental Airlines

    • D.

      Northwest Airlines

    Correct Answer
    A. Republic Airlines
    Explanation
    Republic Airlines was formed from the merger of North Central Airlines, Southern Airways, and Hughes Airwest. This merger took place in 1979, resulting in the creation of Republic Airlines. The merger allowed the combined airline to expand its route network and consolidate resources, making it a significant player in the aviation industry at the time.

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  • 3. 

    What was the largest aircraft carrier in WWII?

    • A.

      Enterprise

    • B.

      Akagi

    • C.

      Essex

    • D.

      Shinano

    Correct Answer
    D. Shinano
    Explanation
    Shinano was the largest aircraft carrier in WWII. It was originally built as a Yamato-class battleship, but was converted into an aircraft carrier during the war. It had a displacement of around 72,000 tons, making it the largest carrier of its time. However, it was sunk by a US submarine shortly after its completion and never saw active service in the war.

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  • 4. 

    What was the designation of the attack bomber version of the P-51?

    • A.

      A-35 Vengeance

    • B.

      A-24 Dauntless

    • C.

      A-26 Invader

    • D.

      A-36 Apache

    Correct Answer
    D. A-36 Apache
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A-36 Apache. The A-36 Apache was the attack bomber version of the P-51 Mustang. It was designed to provide close air support and was equipped with dive brakes and bomb racks. The A-36 Apache played a significant role in World War II, particularly in the Mediterranean and Pacific theaters. It had a powerful engine and excellent maneuverability, making it an effective ground-attack aircraft.

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  • 5. 

    Which company made the first version of the Cub?

    • A.

      Taylorcraft

    • B.

      Aeronca

    • C.

      Luscombe

    • D.

      Piper

    Correct Answer
    A. Taylorcraft
    Explanation
    Taylorcraft made the first version of the Cub.

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  • 6. 

    How many Concorde SST airplanes were built?

    • A.

      Twenty

    • B.

      Fourteen

    • C.

      Twelve

    • D.

      Thirteen

    Correct Answer
    A. Twenty
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Twenty. The Concorde SST was a supersonic passenger airplane that was jointly developed and manufactured by the British and French aerospace industries. A total of 20 Concorde SST airplanes were built, with British Airways and Air France being the only two airlines to operate them commercially. The Concorde was renowned for its speed and luxury, but it was eventually retired from service in 2003.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name for the Pressurized Twin Cessna 414?

    • A.

      Chancellor

    • B.

      Ram

    • C.

      Golden Eagle

    • D.

      Silver Eagle

    Correct Answer
    A. Chancellor
  • 8. 

    What is the Piper ID number for the Piper Warrior?

    • A.

      Pa-28-151

    • B.

      Pa-28-181

    • C.

      Pa-12

    • D.

      Pa-28-160

    Correct Answer
    A. Pa-28-151
    Explanation
    The Piper ID number for the Piper Warrior is Pa-28-151.

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  • 9. 

    What is the difference between a Piper Saratoga and a Strait Tail Piper Lance?

    • A.

      Saratoga Has A Tapered Wing

    • B.

      Lance Has A Fixed Landing Gear

    • C.

      Saratoga Has More Power

    • D.

      The Engine

    Correct Answer
    A. Saratoga Has A Tapered Wing
    Explanation
    The Piper Saratoga and the Strait Tail Piper Lance differ in terms of their wing design. The Saratoga has a tapered wing, which means that the width of the wing decreases towards the tip. On the other hand, the Lance has a fixed landing gear. The answer does not provide any information about the engine or the power of the Saratoga, so it is not relevant to the question.

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  • 10. 

    What was the first U.S. airline to carry more than 100 million passengers in one year?

    • A.

      Continental Airlines

    • B.

      United Airlines

    • C.

      American Airlines

    • D.

      Delta Air Lines

    Correct Answer
    D. Delta Air Lines
    Explanation
    Delta Air Lines was the first U.S. airline to carry more than 100 million passengers in one year. This achievement demonstrates the airline's popularity and success in attracting a large number of passengers. Delta Air Lines has consistently provided quality service and efficient operations, allowing them to handle such a significant volume of passengers.

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  • 11. 

    What type of aircraft does QANTAS, Australia's airline, not operate?

    • A.

      Boeing 757

    • B.

      Boeing 767

    • C.

      Boeing 747

    • D.

      Boeing 737

    Correct Answer
    A. Boeing 757
    Explanation
    QANTAS, Australia's airline, does not operate the Boeing 757 aircraft. This can be inferred from the given options and the fact that the other three aircraft models (Boeing 767, Boeing 747, and Boeing 737) are commonly operated by QANTAS.

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  • 12. 

    In what year was the last Boeing 727-200 produced?

    • A.

      1986

    • B.

      1983

    • C.

      1999

    • D.

      1984

    Correct Answer
    D. 1984
    Explanation
    The last Boeing 727-200 was produced in 1984.

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  • 13. 

    To what airline was the first Boeing 737-800 delivered to?

    • A.

      Continental Airlines

    • B.

      KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

    • C.

      Delta Airlines

    • D.

      Hapag Lloyd

    Correct Answer
    D. Hapag Lloyd
    Explanation
    The first Boeing 737-800 was delivered to Hapag Lloyd.

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  • 14. 

    What type of WWI biplane is credited with being the first aircraft to do sky writing?

    • A.

      Fokker Triplane

    • B.

      Se 5a

    • C.

      Spad XIII

    • D.

      Sopwith Camel

    Correct Answer
    B. Se 5a
    Explanation
    The SE 5a is credited with being the first aircraft to do skywriting. Skywriting is the process of using smoke to create visible letters or words in the sky. The SE 5a was a British biplane fighter aircraft that was used during World War I. It had a powerful engine and good maneuverability, making it a suitable choice for skywriting. The other options listed, Fokker Triplane, Spad XIII, and Sopwith Camel, were also popular biplane fighter aircraft during WWI, but they are not credited with being the first to do skywriting.

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  • 15. 

    What type of aircraft performed the brunt of the wild weasel missions during the Vietnam War?

    • A.

      Voodoo

    • B.

      Skyhawk

    • C.

      Phantom

    • D.

      Thunderchief

    Correct Answer
    D. Thunderchief
    Explanation
    During the Vietnam War, the Thunderchief aircraft performed the majority of the wild weasel missions. The Thunderchief, officially known as the Republic F-105 Thunderchief, was specifically designed for the suppression of enemy air defenses. It was equipped with advanced radar and electronic warfare systems, making it an ideal choice for these dangerous missions. Its speed, range, and payload capacity allowed it to effectively locate and destroy enemy surface-to-air missile sites, protecting other aircraft from anti-aircraft threats. The Thunderchief's capabilities and performance made it the primary aircraft for wild weasel missions during the Vietnam War.

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