Specialist: aircraft

From the quiz on 4/8/15.

  1. With a single-class double-deck capacity of 853 people, which Airbus passenger jet is the largest commercial aircraft currently in operation? A380

  2. What name is given to the rotation of an aircraft about its vertical axis, which in standard aeroplanes is primarily controlled with the rudder? Yaw

  3. Which American company manufactures the SH-3 Sea King, UH-60 Black Hawk and S-97 Raider, and currently provides the entire fleet of US Presidential helicopters? Sikorsky

  4. In 1947, which American pilot became the first person to fly at supersonic speed? Chuck Yeager

  5. In 1783, in which French town (in the modern-day Ardèche département) did the Montgolfier brothers give the first public demonstration of their hot air balloon? Annonay

  6. What was the name of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress that dropped the atomic bomb codenamed Fat Man on Nagasaki on 9th August 1945? Bockscar


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