How Well Do You Know Airplanes?

Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! Yup, it's a plane. Test your knowledge of flying machines with this quiz.
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Question 1/12

turner.com
When did Orville and Wilbur Wright's first controlled and sustained flight in a powered airplane occur?
1895
1903
1910
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Question 2/12

reshapingthetornadobelt.com
How far did that Wright Brothers first flight fly?
120 feet
750 feet
half a mile
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Question 3/12

dreamstime.com
Complete this sentence: Airplanes use ___ to overcome ____ and create _____.
thrust/drag/lift
drag/lift/thrust
lift/thrust/drag
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Question 4/12

someinterestingfacts.net
A wing's unique shape is called what?
jetstream
airfoil
stabilizer
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Question 5/12

concordesst.com
Supersonic aircraft like the Concorde travel faster than the speed of sound. What is the approximate speed of sound at sea level?
210 MPH
768 MPH
1480 MPH
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Question 6/12

historicwings.com
Howard Hughes' famed aircraft "The Spruce Goose" was made from what type of wood?
Spruce
Birch
Oak
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Question 7/12

ggpht.com
In what year was the first female flight attendant hired?
1918
1930
1946
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Question 8/12

flyawaysimulation.com
What is the name of the central part of a plane that holds the passengers?
cockpit
aileron
fuselage
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Question 9/12

wikimedia.org
What is the name of the airplane instrument that measures altitude?
Barometer
Odometer
Altimeter
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Question 10/12

stsrunwayproject.org
A runway numbered "9" points in which direction?
North
West
East
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Question 11/12

barrieaircraft.com
The Airbus A380 can handle how many passengers in an economy-class-only seat configuration?
653
853
1,053
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Question 12/12

pbase.com
When was the first scheduled commercial airline flight in the United States?
1904
1914
1924
Result
Oh, the humanity!

C+, Grounded

untappedcities.com
Right!
Nicely done, captain. A couple of mistakes won't keep you out of the cockpit. You're cleared to fly.

B+, Airborne!

com.au
Right!
Woo hoo! Congrats on getting all or most of these right! You really are an avionics expert.

A+, Up And Away!

wordpress.com
Right!
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1
When did Orville and Wilbur Wright's first controlled and sustained flight in a powered airplane occur?
1895
1903
1910
2
How far did that Wright Brothers first flight fly?
120 feet
750 feet
half a mile
3
Complete this sentence: Airplanes use ___ to overcome ____ and create _____.
thrust/drag/lift
drag/lift/thrust
lift/thrust/drag
4
A wing's unique shape is called what?
jetstream
airfoil
stabilizer
5
Supersonic aircraft like the Concorde travel faster than the speed of sound. What is the approximate speed of sound at sea level?
210 MPH
768 MPH
1480 MPH
6
Howard Hughes' famed aircraft "The Spruce Goose" was made from what type of wood?
Spruce
Birch
Oak
7
In what year was the first female flight attendant hired?
1918
1930
1946
8
What is the name of the central part of a plane that holds the passengers?
cockpit
aileron
fuselage
9
What is the name of the airplane instrument that measures altitude?
Barometer
Odometer
Altimeter
10
A runway numbered "9" points in which direction?
North
West
East
11
The Airbus A380 can handle how many passengers in an economy-class-only seat configuration?
653
853
1,053
12
When was the first scheduled commercial airline flight in the United States?
1904
1914
1924