Aviation Quizzes and Trivia
Take the 3rd "Wings Over Kansas" Aviation History Quiz!
This is a fun quiz that covers the Top Aerospace Milestones, designed to test your aviation history knowledge.
If you're like many aviation history buffs, aviation enthusiasts and aerospace professionals, you'll enjoy testing your knowledge of major aviation achievements and accomplishments in this nine-part series of multiple questions. If you don't know the answer, you'll learn once you've checked for the correct answer at the end of this quiz. However, if you've visited WingsOverKansas.com "100th Anniversary of Flight" page, you'll have already learned the answers to these intriguing questions.
Now here's "Wings Over Kansas" History Quiz, Part #3, The Thirties:
- In what year did the Department of Commerce construct ground-based radio beacons, transmitting directional beams to pilots, allowing them to locate airports in poor visibility?
- In what year did Capt. A.F. Hegenberger accomplish the first blind solo flight entirely on instruments (with no check pilot on board) in a Consolidated NY-2?
- What aircraft company established in 1930, began with amphibious floats for use on air carriers? (XFF-1,"Fifi")?
- What type wing design eliminated the need for exterior bracing?
- In 1933, what was the early prototype piece of gear used by Wiley Post in his Lockheed Vega "Winnie Mae" on the first round-the-world solo flight?
- Who developed autogyro technology in 1933 for rotary aircraft?
- What was the first modern airliner built in 1933, with a variable pitch propeller, an autopilot, and retractable landing gear? It carried 10 passengers and could fly up to 10,000 feet at 200 mph.
- What 1934 trend setting airplane did Amelia Earhart use in her attempt to fly around the world?
- Who designed and patented the first jet engine in 1930?
- What was the first "practical" helicopter, developed by Igor Sikorsky? It had a large main rotor and a small vertical rotor on the tail boom, and set the standard for helicopter design that is still in use today.
- What was the world's first operational metal monoplane bomber built by Glenn Martin in 1932?
- What aircraft did Douglas design in 1933 where the exterior of the plane bore the stress during flight, eliminating the need for interior spars?
- In 1935, what was the first aircraft to make money carrying passengers rather than mail? It seated 21 passengers and its 1,000 horsepower engine made it possible to fly coast to coast in 16 hours? It proved air transport could be profitable. Ninety percent of air traffic was flying on these aircraft by 1940.
- What Authority in 1938 was the beginning of a regulatory system for routes and rates?
- Built in 1935, what bomber served in every WWII combat zone?
- What international airline did Juan Trippe start in 1927? These first airline routes drew Latin America much closer to America in terms of communication and travel time. Creation of transoceanic infrastructure which made later developments possible.
- What was the largest passenger transport of its time, carrying 74 passengers and included a lounge, a dining salon, and a bridal suite? The seats could convert into 40 bunks. The manufacturer sold 12 planes to Pan American Airways, which made its first transatlantic flight in 1939.
- What were planes called that were fitted with a boat hull and specifically designed landing gear that could be extended to allow the plane to taxi right out of the water onto land?
- What general aviation manufacturers opened up safe transportation for larger numbers of the population?
- What technology was developed before WWII by the British as a means to track enemy aircraft? This technology became the heart of today's air traffic control system.
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