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  • 1. 

    The 1000th Boeing 747 was delivered new to what airline?

    • A.

      Singapore Airlines

    • B.

      British Airways

    • C.

      Qantas

    • D.

      United Airlines

    Correct Answer
    A. Singapore Airlines
    Explanation
    Singapore Airlines was the recipient of the 1000th Boeing 747 delivery. This means that out of the given options, Singapore Airlines is the airline that received the 1000th Boeing 747 aircraft when it was brand new.

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  • 2. 

    What was the first Allied aircraft of WWI to carry twin machine-guns firing through the propeller?

    • A.

      Nieuport 17

    • B.

      Spad VII

    • C.

      Sopwith Camel

    • D.

      Se 5a

    Correct Answer
    C. Sopwith Camel
    Explanation
    The Sopwith Camel was the first Allied aircraft of WWI to carry twin machine-guns firing through the propeller. This innovation was achieved by fitting the guns with an interrupter gear, which synchronized the firing of the guns with the rotation of the propeller blades, preventing them from shooting them off. The Sopwith Camel's twin machine-guns gave it a significant advantage in air combat, as it could fire more accurately and effectively at enemy aircraft.

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  • 3. 

    What type of aircraft did Eddie Rickenbacker's Hat in the Ring squadron primarily use during WWI?

    • A.

      Nieuport 28

    • B.

      Thomas Morse Scout

    • C.

      Spad XIII

    • D.

      Curtiss Jn-1

    Correct Answer
    C. Spad XIII
    Explanation
    Eddie Rickenbacker's Hat in the Ring squadron primarily used the Spad XIII aircraft during WWI.

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  • 4. 

    What pilot is officially credited with shooting down the Red Baron, although there are also claims to the kill by Australian ground fire crews?

    • A.

      Capt. Roy Brown

    • B.

      Lt. Wilfred May

    • C.

      Capt. Georges Guynemer

    • D.

      Capt. Raoul Lufbery

    Correct Answer
    A. Capt. Roy Brown
    Explanation
    Capt. Roy Brown is officially credited with shooting down the Red Baron. Although there are also claims to the kill by Australian ground fire crews, the question specifically asks for the pilot who is officially credited with the kill. Therefore, Capt. Roy Brown is the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following aircrafts of WWII was considered a dedicated night-fighter?

    • A.

      Fock-Wulf Fw 190

    • B.

      P-61 Black Widow

    • C.

      Heinkel He.111

    • D.

      B-26 Marauder

    Correct Answer
    B. P-61 Black Widow
    Explanation
    The P-61 Black Widow was considered a dedicated night-fighter during WWII. It was specifically designed to operate during nighttime and had advanced radar systems for detecting and engaging enemy aircraft in the dark. The Fock-Wulf Fw 190, Heinkel He.111, and B-26 Marauder were not primarily used as night-fighters and did not have the same level of specialized equipment for nocturnal operations.

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  • 6. 

    Which airplane did Scandinavian airline SAS first operate in 2001?

    • A.

      Airbus A340

    • B.

      Airbus A330

    • C.

      Boeing 737

    • D.

      Airbus A319

    Correct Answer
    A. Airbus A340
    Explanation
    In 2001, Scandinavian airline SAS first operated the Airbus A340 airplane.

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  • 7. 

    Which pilot was the first person to cross the English Channel in an airplane?

    • A.

      Louis Bleriot

    • B.

      Glenn Curtiss

    • C.

      Charles Nungesser

    • D.

      Raoul Lufbery

    Correct Answer
    A. Louis Bleriot
    Explanation
    Louis Bleriot was the first person to successfully cross the English Channel in an airplane. He accomplished this feat on July 25, 1909, flying from Calais, France to Dover, England. Bleriot's flight was a significant milestone in aviation history, demonstrating the potential of airplanes for long-distance travel. His achievement paved the way for further advancements in aviation and inspired future aviators to push the boundaries of flight.

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  • 8. 

    What name did Lesley Nielson tell Robert Hays not to call him in the movie spoof "Airplane"?

    • A.

      Katy

    • B.

      Shirley

    • C.

      Marsha

    • D.

      Mary

    Correct Answer
    B. Shirley
    Explanation
    In the movie spoof "Airplane," Lesley Nielson tells Robert Hays not to call him Shirley. This is a reference to a famous line from the movie where Nielson's character, Dr. Rumack, corrects Hays' character, Ted Striker, when he mistakenly calls him Shirley. This line has become iconic and is often quoted and referenced in popular culture.

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  • 9. 

    What is the purpose of an airfoil on an airplane?

    • A.

      Save Fuel

    • B.

      Reflect Radar

    • C.

      Increase Drag

    • D.

      Produce Lift

    Correct Answer
    D. Produce Lift
    Explanation
    The purpose of an airfoil on an airplane is to produce lift. An airfoil is a curved shape that is designed to generate a pressure difference between the upper and lower surfaces, creating lift. This lift force enables the airplane to overcome gravity and stay airborne. By producing lift, the airfoil allows the airplane to generate the necessary upward force to counteract its weight and maintain flight.

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  • 10. 

    Which aeronautical term is a pilot or crew of an aircraft?

    • A.

      Drivers

    • B.

      Ground Crew

    • C.

      Fly Boys

    • D.

      Aviator

    Correct Answer
    D. Aviator
    Explanation
    An aviator is a term used to refer to a pilot or crew of an aircraft. This term is commonly used in the aeronautical industry to describe individuals who operate and navigate aircraft. Aviators are responsible for flying and controlling the aircraft, ensuring the safety of passengers and cargo, and following all necessary protocols and regulations. They undergo extensive training and possess the necessary skills and knowledge to operate aircraft effectively and efficiently.

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  • 11. 

    Which number was the approximate number of active single engine aircraft in the USA in 2006?

    • A.

      About 525,000

    • B.

      About 1,545,000

    • C.

      About 85,000

    • D.

      About 125,000

    Correct Answer
    D. About 125,000
    Explanation
    In 2006, the approximate number of active single engine aircraft in the USA was about 125,000.

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  • 12. 

    How many of the 3,970 B-29 Superfortress built by the end of World War II were built by Boeing?

    • A.

      3970

    • B.

      3262

    • C.

      2766

    • D.

      1805

    Correct Answer
    C. 2766
    Explanation
    2766 B-29 Superfortress were built by Boeing by the end of World War II.

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  • 13. 

    What aircraft was known as the "Thud"?

    • A.

      F-101

    • B.

      F-111

    • C.

      F-100

    • D.

      F-105

    Correct Answer
    D. F-105
    Explanation
    The F-105 was known as the "Thud" due to its heavy and thunderous sound produced by its powerful engines. It was a supersonic fighter-bomber aircraft used by the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Its nickname "Thud" was given by its pilots and was derived from the sound it made during takeoff and landing. The F-105 was renowned for its speed, firepower, and ability to deliver a large amount of ordnance.

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  • 14. 

    Which airline was the first to introduce the Boeing 747 Megatop?

    • A.

      Quantas

    • B.

      Singapore Airlines

    • C.

      United Airlines

    • D.

      Emirates

    Correct Answer
    B. Singapore Airlines
    Explanation
    Singapore Airlines was the first airline to introduce the Boeing 747 Megatop. This means that Singapore Airlines was the first airline to incorporate this specific variant of the Boeing 747 into their fleet.

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  • 15. 

    What was the name of the airplane present at the dropping of BOTH atomic bombs on Japan?

    • A.

      Memphis Belle

    • B.

      Bock's Car

    • C.

      Enola Gay

    • D.

      Straight Flush

    Correct Answer
    D. Straight Flush

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