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What happened on December 17, 1903, that was of major signiﬁcance for aviation?
The Wright Flyer ﬂew for 12 seconds, traveled 120 feet and landed safely
What country is credited with inventing kites and gunpowder?
Which one of the following statements about Leonardo da Vinci is accurate?
He conducted the ﬁrst scientiﬁc experiments in the ﬁeld of aviation.
Who were the ﬁrst men to ﬂy in the Montgolﬁer balloon over Paris on November 21, 1783?
Pilatre de Rozier and Marquis d'Arlandes
Who, in 1872, built the ﬁrst dirigible powered by an internal combustion engine?
Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved success in controlled sustained and powered ﬂight.
Which of the following is a true statement about their success?
They developed the idea of twisting the wings and called this their wing-warping technique.
In 1911, ________ _________ became America's ﬁrst licensed female pilot
In the early 1900s, the Wright brothers signed a contract with the US Army to build an
airplane. While Orville was working on the contract, what was Wilbur doing?
Wilbur was in France demonstrating the airplane for European governments.
Who ﬂew the ﬁrst powered airplane in Europe?
On January 1, 1914, the world's ﬁrst regularly scheduled airline service using heavier than aircraft was started in the United States. This airline was called the
St. Petersburg - Tampa Airboat Line.
In the early 1900s, who strongly advocated that the airplane could be used as an offensive
weapon, that it could be used against an enemy's ground troops and that the US air service
should be independent from the US Army?
Within a few months of the end of WWI, which one of the following did not happen?
The "barnstormers" contributed to the decline in aviation after the war.
Who was America's ﬁrst licensed African-American female pilot?
Which of the following statements about General Billy Mitchell is not true?
After WWI, General Mitchell believed that naval power would decide the winner of any future world wars.
In 1924, the US Army performed the ﬁrst round-the-world ﬂight using four aircraft. What
were the names of the aircraft?
Boston, Chicago, Seattle and New Orleans
Which one of the following trophy races was a transcontinental speed race, ﬂown from the
west coast to Cleveland, Ohio?
Bendix Trophy Race
Which of the following was an accomplishment of Charles Lindbergh?
He was the ﬁrst person to ﬂy across the Atlantic Ocean solo.
Which of the following best describes Blitzkrieg?
It was the combined arms operations strategy that Germany used in WWII.
Which of the following statements is true concerning the Battle of Britain?
The RAF had the right aircraft for this battle, but the Luftwaffe did not.
Which of the following statements is true concerning women pilots in WWII?
By 1941, Russia was using women pilots in combat missions.
What was the primary purpose for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?
to cripple the American ﬂeet at Pearl Harbor
What was signiﬁcant about the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway?
Both battles were fought entirely by aircraft without the surface ships seeing each other
Who were the two major powers in the Cold War?
The United States and The Soviet Union
In 1947, the United States Air Force came into being with the passage of the
National Security Act.
What was the US' ﬁrst priority in the Korean War?
stop the advance of the North Korean troops.
Who was the ﬁrst man to penetrate the sound barrier and ﬂy faster than the speed of sound?
Which of the following is a stealth aircraft designed to be invisible to enemy radar?
Which of the following is a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft?
Which one of the following is not part of an airfoil?
The angle between the chord line and the oncoming relative wind best deﬁnes
Angle of Attack
As the velocity of a ﬂuid increases, the pressure decreases, best deﬁnes which principle or
The __________ axis runs from one wingtip, through the fuselage, and exits out the other
Aircraft _______ is a motion about the longitudinal axis and is a result of aileron movement?
Which of the following is not one of the four basic types of turbine engines?
Which of the following are protrusions from the leading edge of a wing?
Aircraft instruments, classiﬁed by their use, fall into two major groups:
performance and control.
The prime meridian passes from the North Pole to the South Pole through
The most commonly used aeronautical chart is called the __________ aeronautical chart.
What is the term used to describe elevations on maps?
Which of the following is a technique of navigation that involves the systematic consideration of all factors that will and could affect a ﬂight?
What color are the lights at the end of the runway?
The primary function of the control tower is to...
Control the runway
Who is responsible for regulating the safety of the airlines and controlling the ﬂights while
ﬂying over the United States?
FAA- Federal Aviation Administration
Which category of major air carrier generally carries over 100 passengers and travels from
large city to large city?
Which of these is the giant of the air-freight world?
Which of the following is not classiﬁed as sport aviation?
Who is the world's largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes?
Which of the following is not one of the main areas of concern in aviation today?
The basic mission of ﬁghter aircraft is to-
Destroy Other Aircraft
In 1967, what helicopters made the world's ﬁrst nonstop transatlantic ﬂight by helicopter?
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