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Quiz Questions on Airplanes

Quiz: airplanes of the past and present

  1. What is longer, the Boeing 747's wing-span or the distance of the Wright Brothers' first flight?
  2. Broughton in North Wales manufacture the enormous wings for which aerospace corporation?
  3. Where did the first ever scheduled flight of Concorde from London fly to on 21 January 1976?
  4. Which town in North Carolina is associated with the Wright Brothers' first ever controlled flight in 1903?
  5. Which successor to the Sopwith Pup became one of the best known fighter aircraft of World War I?

  6. Which American aviation aircraft manufacturer produced its 100,000th single-engine airplane in 1975?
  7. Name the British aircraft designer who designed the Second World War fighter the Supermarine Spitfire?
  8. By what name was the Hughes H-4 Hercules flying boat better known?
  9. By what name do we better know the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit?
  10. By what nickname do we better know the Lockheed SR-71 long-range, high-altitude aircraft, retired in 1999?
  11. Which airplane was the first and original jumbo jet?
  12. Complete the nickname of the single-engine five-seat composite aircraft, the Cirrus SR22: "the plane with the ...?"
  13. What is the official air traffic control call sign for a United States Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States?
  14. What name did Charles Lindbergh give to the aircraft that made the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean?
  15. Which aircraft company produces the G280 twin-engine business jet?
  16. The Comet was the world's first commercial jet airliner - it was developed and manufactured by which British aviation manufacturer?
  17. The Lancaster, a British WWII heavy bomber, was designed and manufactured by which company?
  18. What was the name of the Hawker Siddeley maritime patrol aircraft retired by the Royal Airforce in 2011?
  19. By what alternative name do we know the electronic recording device called the flight recorder?
  20. What name links a 2018 American science fiction film with the first military "drone"?


  1. A Boeing 747's wing-span (wing span is 195 feet and the Wright Brothers first flight was 120ft)
  2. Airbus
  3. Bahrain
  4. Kitty Hawk
  5. Sopwith Camel
  6. Cessna
  7. R. J. Mitchell (Reginald Joseph Mitchell)
  8. The Spruce Goose
  9. Stealth Bomber
  10. Blackbird
  11. Boeing 747
  12. Parachute
  13. Air Force One

  14. Spirit of St. Louis
  15. Gulfstream
  16. de Havilland
  17. Avro
  18. Nimrod
  19. Black box
  20. The Predator