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Air-brained quiz II

PUBLISHED: 17:40 08 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:28 09 February 2018

T6 Harvard - Imperial War Museum, Duxford, England, UK (c) Alejandro Roman Gonzalez, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

T6 Harvard - Imperial War Museum, Duxford, England, UK (c) Alejandro Roman Gonzalez, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


How air-brained are you? Test your general aviation knowledge on matters including safety, history, training or anything related to flying!

Full explanations of the answers are detailed below the quiz - don’t be cheeky and have a peek before answering!

Check out the answers below! Check out the answers below!

1 Downwards sloping wings (anhedral or negative dihedral)

2 René

3 Belfast

4 Instone Air Line was owned by a Cardiff-based company that also operated coal mines and ships. It became the first airline to provide uniforms for its air crew, using similar livery to the crews of the Instone ships. In 1924 Instone Air Line amalgamated with three other airlines to form Imperial Airways, which later became BOAC and eventually part of British Airways.

5 The strut acts as an inertial air separator that helps to prevent raindrops, snow and ice crystals from entering the vent and getting into the fuel

6 Washington

7 Pan Am was a major Boeing customer and its chairman Juan Trippe was convinced that big subsonic airliners like the 747 would have a very limited life before being superseded by SSTs like Concorde. He believed Pan Am’s old 747s would have a better resale value if easily convertible into freighters so Boeing put the flight deck of the 747 above the passenger cabin to allow a front-loading cargo door to be incorporated.

8 True

9 NATO code name for Soviet Beriev Be-6 flying boat

10 Buy more insurance

11 According to statistics in AOPA’s latest Nall GA accident report, piston engine failure accidents work out at about 0.4 per 100,000 flight hours. And, for airline pilots flying gas-turbine powered aircraft, there is less than one incident of engine failure (in the air or on the ground) for every million flights worldwide so statistics indicate that most ATPLs will finish their careers and retire without experiencing even one engine failure. But remember, as Mark Twain said, there are lies, damn lies and statistics.

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