Aeroplanes and flight: 10 Questions

  1. Which Radio 4 comedy series, set in a small charter airline and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam, came to and end on Christmas Eve 2014?
  2. Complete the quote from the film Airplane; “Surely you can’t be serious”
  3. What is the name of the aeroplane which carries the US vice president?
  4. What role did Kitty Hawk play in the Wright Brothers historic first flight?
  5. Which US singer songwriter, who later died in a plane crash, had a 1969 hit with “Leaving on a Jetplane”
  6. How many planes are there in the Red Arrows?
  7. What does QANTAS stand for?
  8. What nickname was given to Boeing’s B17 bomber in World War Two?
  9. When Charles Lindbergh first flew the Atlantic in 1927, which country did he land in?
  10. Toulouse is home to which major manufacturer of commercial     aircraft?

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  1. Which Radio 4 comedy series, set in a small charter airline and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam, came to and end on Christmas Eve 2014?
    A: Cabin Pressure
  1. Complete the quote from the film Airplane; “Surely you can’t be serious”
    A: I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley
  1. What is the name of the aeroplane which carries the US vice president?
    A: Air Force Two
  1. What role did Kitty Hawk play in the Wright Brothers historic first flight?
    A: It was the name of the town in which the flight took place
  1. Which US singer songwriter, who later died in a plane crash, had a 1969 hit with “Leaving on a Jetplane”
    A: John Denver
  1. How many planes are there in the Red Arrows?
    A: 9
  1. What does QANTAS stand for?
    A: Queensland and Northern Territories Air Service
  1. What nickname was given to Boeing’s B17 bomber in World War Two?
    A: The Flying Fortress
  1. When Charles Lindbergh first flew the Atlantic in 1927, which country did he land in?
    A: France

  2. Toulouse is home to which major manufacturer of commercial aircraft?
    A: Airbus

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