✈️ Aircraft Quiz


“Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you are.” Felix Baumgartner.


“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” Leonardo Da Vinci.




Discussion Points


Ask members who enjoys, or is afraid of, flying? What are the good and not so good things about it?


Has anyone ever flown a plane, glider or hot air balloon, or been in the cockpit for landing or take off?


Who has travelled the furthest by plane?



SONG BREAK. Take My Breath Away, Berlin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUis9yny_lI


Name the plane?

Name this US president?




Idioms About Flying



As high as a KITE

Come through with flying COLOURS

Fly by the seat of your PANTS

Fly off the HANDLE

Fly under the RADAR

Get off to a flying START

Straighten up and fly RIGHT

Fly too close to the SUN

Flight of FANCY

Be on automatic PILOT

Flying SCOTSMAN

Flight attendants, prepare for TAKE OFF or LANDING

Keep your seatbelts FASTENED

Bombs AWAY

Roger, over and OUT





ROUND 1. Famous Aircraft


1. Name the plane?

Who designed and built it?



2. Name the plane?

What was it infamous for?



3. Name these two aircraft, which are said to have won the 'Battle of Britain'?



4. Name this aircraft, that could take off and land vertically?



5. Name this aircraft?

How fast could it fly?


a. 1,354 mph

b. 534 mph

c. 354 mph



6. Name this aircraft?



7. Name this aircraft?



8. Name this flying team?


From the cockpit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vDVCDTnOq0



9. Name this aircraft?

Can you name any of the six that launched?



10. Name the aircraft?

How many passengers can it carry?


a. 453

b. 653

c. 853



Some Heathrow landings during 'Storm Eunice' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9skF2RsNmGk





ROUND 2. People


11. Name the brothers?

Name their first viable plane, which flew for the first time in 1903?



12. Name the pilot?

He was the first man to fly solo from New York to where in 1927?



13. Name the pilot?

She was the first woman to fly solo from London to where in 1930?



14. Name the pilot?

She was the first woman to fly solo across which ocean in 1932?



15. Name the pilot?

He was a flying ace in the Second World War who flew with two artificial legs.



16. Name these three Apollo 11 astronauts?

What date was did 'The Eagle' land on the surface of the moon?


The mission - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INQlaTnN2cg



17. Name this pilot?




18. Name this pilot?

What did he pilot from 2015-17?



19. Name this skydiver, who jumped from 127,851 ft in 2012?

(Anyone fancy it?)


Mission highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHtvDA0W34I



20. Name this 'Virgin' flyer?

Can he pilot a plane, yes or no?






ROUND 3. Movies



21. Name this 1955 movie?

Who invented the 'Bouncing Bomb'? Name the aircraft?


Theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKpuYWo5La4


Whilst listening to this, ask members to make pilot goggles with their hands.



22. Name this 1959 movie?

Name the actor?



23. Name this 1965 movie?

Name the actors?


Here is the song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPgS26ZhqZs



24. Name this 1975 movie?

Which gas was responsible for the disaster?



25. Name this 1980 movie?

Which actor played the doctor ("Don't call me Shirley!")?


Movie trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07pPmCfKi3U



26. Name this 1986 movie?

Can Tom Cruise fly a plane?



27. Name this 1987 movie?

What holiday were they heading home for?



28. Name this 2001 movie?

Which country launched the attack?



29. Name this 2002 movie?

Name the actor?



30. Name this 2016 movie?

On which river did he safely land the plane?





ROUND 4. Music


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPnNMk8zKjs


31. Name the two characters?

* A bonus point for anyone that can do the snigger *



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWV5FrFITcg


32. Who created the character Snoopy?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfQnc08dNng


33. What was his nickname?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4hsC0nRvZM


34. True or False. John Denver died when he crashed his plane into Monterey Bay, California, in 1997?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2hI3-KvYZY


35. What product did this song advertise?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKPGxGCFgTs


36. Which ITV show did Mark Feehilly, in the middle, nearly win recently?


Here he is ...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoVCVCkHlHI



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iAzMRKFX3c


37. What is her nickname?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_QZe8Z66x8


38. What is Elton Hercules John's real name?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8vAz3uqKig


39. What was her other UK top 10 hit?



A couple of 'Wings' songs to finish ...



'Let 'Em In' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3t10NEKGdw

'Silly Love Songs' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh15LOppcWQ


40. What products still carry his late wife Linda's name?





PRACTICAL ACTIVITY


Make paper planes and see how far they can fly?

Have a prize on hand for the person's whose plane flies furthest.


Or you could buy some balsa wood plane making sets. Remember winding up the elastic band?





ANSWERS



Song Question - 'Airforce One' / Barack Obama



1. 'Spruce Goose' / Howard Hughes



2. 'Enola Gay' / It carried the atomic bomb which destroyed Hiroshima on 6th August 1945



3. Spitfire & Hurricane



4. Harrier Jump Jet



5. Concord / A. 1,354 mph



6. Sea King Helicopter



7. 747



8. 'The Red Arrows'



9. Space Shuttle / 'Enterprise', 'Columbia', 'Challenger', 'Discovery', 'Atlantis' & 'Endeavour' ('Challenger' & 'Columbia' were destroyed in mission incidents in 1986 & 2003)



10. A380 / C. 853



11. The Wright Brothers / 'Kitty Hawk'



12. Charles Lindbergh / Paris, France



13. Amy Johnson / Darwin, Australia



14. Amelia Earhart / Atlantic



15. Douglas Bader



16. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins / 20th July 1969



17. John Travolta



18. Prince William / East Anglian Air Ambulance



19. Felix Baumgartner



20. Richard Branson / No



21. 'The Dambusters' / Barnes Wallace / Lancaster Bomber



22. 'North By North West' / Cary Grant



23. 'Those Magnificent Men In Their Flaying Machines' / Terry Thomas & Eric Sykes



24. 'The Hindenburg' / Hydrogen



25. 'Airplane' / Lesley Nielsen



26. 'Top Gun' / Yes



27. 'Planes, Trains And Automobiles' / Thanksgiving



28. 'Pearl Harbour' / Japan



29. 'Catch Me If You Can' / Leonardo DiCaprio



30. 'Sully' / Hudson



31. Dick Dastardly & Muttley



32. Charles Schulz



33. 'Old Blue Eyes'



34. True



35. 'Nimble'



36. 'The Masked Singer'



37. 'The Divine Miss M'



38. Reginald Dwight



39. 'Almaz'



40. Vegetarian Meat Substitutes








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