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  • 1. 

    For great distances over the globe, airplanes should fly this instead of a Rhumb Line?

    • A.

      5 Degrees Off Rhumb Line

    • B.

      Small Circle

    • C.

      2ttr X Rhumb Line (Where R Is Radius Of The Earth)

    • D.

      Great Circle

    Correct Answer
    D. Great Circle
    Explanation
    A great circle is the correct answer because it is the shortest distance between two points on a sphere, such as the Earth. When flying long distances over the globe, airplanes should follow a great circle route instead of a rhumb line, which is a line of constant bearing. This is because a great circle route is the most efficient and saves both time and fuel. By following the curve of the Earth, airplanes can take advantage of the Earth's rotation and fly along the shortest path.

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  • 2. 

    What does "NDB", which airplanes occasionally use, stand for?

    • A.

      Normal-Distance Beacon

    • B.

      Normal-Direction Beacon

    • C.

      Non-Directional-Gyro Beacon

    • D.

      Non-Directional Beacon

    Correct Answer
    D. Non-Directional Beacon
    Explanation
    NDB stands for Non-Directional Beacon. Non-Directional Beacons are radio transmitters that emit signals in all directions. They are used by airplanes for navigation purposes, providing pilots with a reference point to determine their position. Unlike other beacons, NDBs do not provide directional information, hence the term "non-directional".

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  • 3. 

    Which type of airspace is designated by the FAA to be "uncontrolled airspace"?

    • A.

      Class C

    • B.

      Class A

    • C.

      Class G

    • D.

      Class B

    Correct Answer
    C. Class G
    Explanation
    Class G airspace is designated by the FAA to be "uncontrolled airspace." This means that there are no specific requirements or restrictions for pilots flying in this airspace. It is typically found in rural or remote areas where there is minimal air traffic. Pilots are responsible for their own navigation and separation from other aircraft, and they must exercise caution and use proper communication procedures to ensure safety.

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  • 4. 

    What is the SR-71's cruising altitude?

    • A.

      70,000 Feet

    • B.

      40,000 Feet

    • C.

      80,000 Feet

    • D.

      60,000 Feet

    Correct Answer
    C. 80,000 Feet
    Explanation
    The SR-71's cruising altitude is 80,000 feet. This high altitude allows the aircraft to fly above most of the Earth's atmosphere, providing several advantages. At this altitude, the SR-71 can achieve faster speeds due to reduced air resistance, and it can also evade enemy radar detection as it operates in thinner air. The ability to fly at such a high altitude is one of the key features that made the SR-71 a remarkable and groundbreaking aircraft.

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  • 5. 

    What is the only aircraft in the active Air Force inventory not to be used in Desert Storm?

    • A.

      F-111 Aardvark

    • B.

      B-52 Stratofortress

    • C.

      B-1B Lancer

    • D.

      F-4 Phantom

    Correct Answer
    C. B-1B Lancer
    Explanation
    The B-1B Lancer is the only aircraft in the active Air Force inventory that was not used in Desert Storm. This means that during the Desert Storm operation, the B-1B Lancer was not deployed or utilized by the Air Force.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these airplanes has three engines?

    • A.

      Boeing 707

    • B.

      Boeing 747

    • C.

      Boeing 737

    • D.

      Boeing 727

    Correct Answer
    D. Boeing 727
    Explanation
    The Boeing 727 is the only airplane among the options that has three engines. The Boeing 707, Boeing 747, and Boeing 737 all have two engines.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these aircraft was NOT designed by Kelly Johnson?

    • A.

      Sr-71 Blackbird

    • B.

      F-111 Aardvark

    • C.

      U-2

    • D.

      P-80 Shooting Star

    Correct Answer
    B. F-111 Aardvark
    Explanation
    Kelly Johnson, an American aerospace engineer, was the designer of several iconic aircraft. The SR-71 Blackbird, U-2, and P-80 Shooting Star were all designed by him. However, the F-111 Aardvark was not designed by Kelly Johnson. Therefore, the correct answer is F-111 Aardvark.

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  • 8. 

    Who manufactures the engine in an AV8B (Harrier Jump Jet)?

    • A.

      Rolls Royce

    • B.

      Pratt & Whitney

    • C.

      Allison

    • D.

      General Electric

    Correct Answer
    A. Rolls Royce
    Explanation
    Rolls Royce manufactures the engine in an AV8B (Harrier Jump Jet).

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following was an advertisement slogan for the 1957 Chevrolet?

    • A.

      As New, As Fine As You Can Go

    • B.

      The Hot One Is Even Hotter

    • C.

      Sweet, Smooth, And Sassy

    • D.

      Sedate It Ain't

    Correct Answer
    C. Sweet, Smooth, And Sassy
    Explanation
    The correct answer, "Sweet, Smooth, And Sassy," was an advertisement slogan for the 1957 Chevrolet. This slogan was used to promote the car's appealing qualities, emphasizing its attractive and stylish design ("sweet"), comfortable ride ("smooth"), and confident attitude ("sassy"). It aimed to capture the attention and interest of potential buyers by highlighting the car's unique features and positioning it as a desirable choice in the market.

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  • 10. 

    Which airplane mounts the largest airborne gun?

    • A.

      Dc-3 Puff The Magic Dragon

    • B.

      Ac-130 Spectre

    • C.

      A-10 Warthog

    • D.

      Su-25

    Correct Answer
    B. Ac-130 Spectre
    Explanation
    The AC-130 Spectre is the correct answer because it is an aircraft specifically designed for close air support and ground-attack missions. It is equipped with a variety of weapons, including a 105mm M102 howitzer and a 40mm Bofors cannon, making it capable of mounting the largest airborne gun among the options given. The other aircraft listed, such as the DC-3 Puff The Magic Dragon, A-10 Warthog, and Su-25, are also known for their ground-attack capabilities but do not have as large of a gun as the AC-130 Spectre.

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  • 11. 

    Who makes the engines for the F-22?

    • A.

      Pratt And Whitney

    • B.

      General Electric

    • C.

      Airbus

    • D.

      Boeing

    Correct Answer
    A. Pratt And Whitney
    Explanation
    Pratt and Whitney is the correct answer because they are the manufacturer of the engines for the F-22. They have been the primary engine supplier for the F-22 Raptor since its inception. Pratt and Whitney's engines, specifically the F119-PW-100, are known for their high performance and have been specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of the F-22 aircraft.

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  • 12. 

    What type of airplane did Richard Bong fly to become the highest scoring ace of WWII?

    • A.

      P40 Tomahawk

    • B.

      P38 Lightning

    • C.

      P39 Airacobra

    • D.

      F4u Corsair

    Correct Answer
    B. P38 Lightning
    Explanation
    Richard Bong flew the P38 Lightning to become the highest scoring ace of WWII. The P38 Lightning was a twin-engine fighter aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces. It was known for its speed and range, making it an effective aircraft for long-range missions. Bong achieved his remarkable record by shooting down a total of 40 enemy aircraft during the war. The P38 Lightning played a crucial role in his success, as its advanced capabilities and performance allowed him to excel in aerial combat.

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  • 13. 

    What plane was made for SAC, but was cancelled after a mid-air collision in 1966?

    • A.

      Douglass B-58

    • B.

      North American Xb-70

    • C.

      Lockheed Sr-71

    • D.

      North American Bronco

    Correct Answer
    B. North American Xb-70
    Explanation
    The North American XB-70 was a plane made for the Strategic Air Command (SAC) but was cancelled after a mid-air collision in 1966. This incident, known as the 1966 Palomares B-52 crash, occurred when a B-52G bomber collided with the XB-70 during a mid-air refueling operation. The collision resulted in the destruction of the XB-70 and the death of its co-pilot. Due to this tragic accident and the advancement of missile technology, the XB-70 program was ultimately cancelled.

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  • 14. 

    What was the most numerous fighter used by the Royal Air Force during the battle of Britain?

    • A.

      Tempest

    • B.

      Hurricane

    • C.

      Spitfire

    • D.

      Typhoon

    Correct Answer
    B. Hurricane
    Explanation
    During the Battle of Britain, the Royal Air Force primarily used the Hurricane as their most numerous fighter. The Hurricane played a crucial role in defending Britain against the German Luftwaffe during this significant air campaign. While the Spitfire is often more well-known and iconic, the Hurricane actually outnumbered the Spitfire in terms of quantity during this particular battle. The Hurricane's robust construction and versatility made it an effective aircraft for engaging enemy bombers and fighters alike, contributing to the RAF's success in defending British airspace.

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  • 15. 

    Which was the first version of the Boeing 737 to be put into production?

    • A.

      Boeing 737-200

    • B.

      Boeing 737-300

    • C.

      Boeing 737-100

    • D.

      Boeing 737-500

    Correct Answer
    C. Boeing 737-100
    Explanation
    The Boeing 737-100 was the first version of the Boeing 737 to be put into production.

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