Quiz: How Much Do You Know About the Aircraft of the World?
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How Much Do You Know About the Aircraft of the World?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

Take a break, step outside and peer into the heavens for a minute or two – chances are good that you’ll spot a silvery bird streaking through the skies above you. In this, the 21st century, airplanes are now so common that at any given moment, there are thousands of them rounding the Earth. But do you really know anything about famous and common aircraft?

What began as a dream in the Wright Brothers’ minds has become a reality around the globe. From small ultralight aircraft to shockingly large military jets, planes perform a mind-boggling number of vital tasks that even Orville and Wilbur couldn’t comprehend. Do you know how much it costs to make just one of the most popular airliners? Or the kind of cash that goes into building a presidential jet?

If you’ve ever taken a ride in a tiny plane into the Alaskan bush, there’s a good chance you were riding in a very common plane. Do you know which plane it was? And if you’ve ever taken a cross-country flight, you might know the name of the company that manufactured the plane – any ideas?

Of course, not all planes are for civilian purposes. Many of the most-manufactured planes ever were built for war. Do you think you can name these powerful machines of death and destruction?

Strap yourself into the cockpit and put on a helmet for good measure. It’s time for you to take our famous aircraft quiz!

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The 172 Skyhawk is a common plane made by which company?
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In 1958, two men used a 172 Skyhawk and a clever refueling scheme to set the world flight-endurance record. How long were they in the air?
3.0 of 30
Which company makes an airliner called the "757"?
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What best describes a famous plane called the "Spirit of St. Louis"?
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What was the maximum speed of the "Spirit of St. Louis," the small plane that carried Charles Lindbergh across the Atlantic Ocean?
6.0 of 30
What sort of plane did the ace pilot known as the Red Baron fly in WWI?
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What sort of plane is the North American B-25 Mitchell?
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What plane is currently used as Air Force One, which generally carries the U.S. president on long flights?
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About how much did it cost to build one of the two Boeing VC-25 planes used as Air Force One?
10.0 of 30
What sort of plane was the "Enola Gay," the first plane that dropped an atomic bomb on Japan during WWII?
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In 1909, a little plane called "Blériot XI" was the first to accomplish which feat?
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In 2009, US Airways Flight 1549, piloted by Chesley Sullenberger, struck geese near New York and made an emergency landing in the Hudson River. What sort of plane was it?
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In March 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing after takeoff, sparking a search that continues. What sort of plane was it?
14.0 of 30
What sort of plane did Amelia Earhart use to attempt to fly around the world?
15.0 of 30
Complete the name of this common plane: Piper PA-18 _____.
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What's the best description of the Cessna 180?
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What is NOT an engine that's been used in the Boeing 757?
19.0 of 30
What is the classification of the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver?
20.0 of 30
What's the wingspan of the common Cessna 172 Skyhawk?
21.0 of 30
What kind of plane is the Chotia Weedhopper?
23.0 of 30
During which conflict was the Sopwith Camel common?
24.0 of 30
When the Boeing 757 airliner was still in production, how much did it cost to buy one?
25.0 of 30
Which has a larger passenger capacity -- the Boeing 737 or 757?
26.0 of 30
A huge plane called Rutan Voyager was meant for what specific mission?
27.0 of 30
What's the absolute maximum safe speed for a Cessna 172 Skyhawk?
28.0 of 30
In 2005, pilot Steve Fossett flew the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer around the world. How long did it take him?
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What was the wingspan of the legendary Rutan Model 76 Voyager, which flew around the world without refueling?
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Which manufacturer produces a legendary plane called the Bonanza?
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