Quiz: If You Can Get 10/15 On This, You're An Airplane Expert

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Questions for airplane enthusiasts about aviation history, airplane mechanics, and other trivia from the skies.

 Feb 19, 2017
1 of 15Which of the following is not located at the BACK of an airplane?
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Vertical Stabilizer
2 of 15During which decade was the Concorde retired?
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3 of 15What is the role of the horizontal stabilizer?
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Control pitch
Control yaw
Generate lift
4 of 15What was the name of aviator Charles Lindbergh's plane?
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Spirit of Minneapolis
Spirit of St. Louis
St. Louis Flyer
5 of 15What color is a "black box," also known as a flight recorder?
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6 of 15What type of airplane was Amelia Earhart flying when she disappeared?
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Ford Trimotor
Douglas DC-2
Lockheed Electra 10E
7 of 15Why is there a small hole in airplane windows?
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To cool the plane
To regulate cabin pressure
To improve air circulation
8 of 15What is the purpose of the aileron?
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Carry payload
Generate thrust
Control lateral balance
9 of 15What is currently considered the fastest flying plane in the world?
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Lockheed A-10 Thunderbolt II
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
10 of 15How many hours must an airline pilot have to be hired by a U.S. carrier?
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11 of 15Who regulates air travel in the United States?
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12 of 15What caused US Airways Flight 1549 to lose all engine power?
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A flock of geese
An engine fire
Pilot error
13 of 15Which company brought the world's first production turbofan into service?
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General Electric
14 of 15Which famous inventor is credited with inventing paper airplanes?
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Leonardo Da Vinci
Nikola Tesla
Thomas Edison
15 of 15Which is NOT part of the gyroscopic systems on the instrument panel?
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Turn indicator
Heading indicator
Vertical speed indicator
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