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61 Fun Aviation Trivia Questions And Answers

With the development of the hot air balloon, aviation started in the eighteen century. Some of the advancements in the aviation industry are the controlled gliding flying of Otto Lilienthal in 1896 and the construction of the first powered airplane by the Wright brothers in the early 1900s. Since then, there have been a lot of advancements in this industry with the development of the Concorde and other fuel and time-efficient aircraft.

The following trivia questions are focused on interesting advancements in aviation. It is carefully designed to expose you to interesting history, events, and tech in aviation you may or may not know. Try this “What is the name of the world’s busiest airport?” Try answering some of these interesting questions and click on the “Show Answer” to see if you got the questions right.

1. A Boeing 747 is made up of how many parts?
A. 6 million parts
B. 4 million parts
C. 10 million parts

A

2. Which of the following airlines is the world’s oldest airline?
A. United Airlines
B. Qatar Airways
C. KLM

C

3. What is the rank of air transportation among other forms of transportation such as land, and water?
A. 2nd safest form of transport
B. The safest form of transport
C. The third safest form of transport

B

4. How many percent of the population suffer from some form of ‘aerophobia’ or fear of flying?
A. 30%
B. 60%
C. 80%

C

5. Who bought the world’s most expensive plane ticket?
A. Julian Hayward
B. Bill Gates
C. Elon Musk

A

6. How much did the world’s most expensive plane ticket cost?
A. $87,000
B. $123,000
C. $600,000

B

7. What is the number of planes that take off and land every hour at Chicago O’Hare International Airport?
A. 100
B. 50
C. 70

A

8. The lifespan of an aircraft is determined by what?
A. Number of years
B. Amount of pressurization
C. Number of use

B

9. Compared to the first Jets in the 1960s, how fuel efficient are planes of today?
A. 40% more fuel efficient
B. 50% more fuel efficient
C. 70% more fuel efficient

C

10. In the United Kingdom and the United States, there must be at least one flight attendant per how many passengers?
A. 20
B. 50
C. 30

B

11. What is the length of the wingspan of the A380?
A. 80 meters
B. 40 meters
C. 60 meters

A

12. What is the length of the wingspan of an A380 compared to its body?
A. The wingspan and body are equal
B. The wingspan is smaller than the body
C. The wingspan is longer than the body

C

13. Which airlines reputedly invented the cabin between economy and first in the late 1970s?
A. British Airlines
B. Qatar Airways
C. KLM

A

14. What is the name of the world’s first flight attendant in 1912?
A. Mr. Heinrich Kubis
B. Mr Henry James
C. Miss Elizabeth Hill

A

15. What is the average age of a commercial aircraft?
A. 25 years
B. 15 years
C. 19 years

C

16. What is the name of the airline that hired the first African American flight attendant in the United States?
A. KLM
B. Mohawk Airlines
C. Qatar Airways

B

17. What amount of fuel does the Boeing 747 burn every second?
A. One gallon of fuel
B. Half gallon of fuel
C. Two gallons of fuel

A

18. How much does Singapore Airlines spend on food every year?
A. $200 million
B. $400 million
C. $700 million

C

19. Which airline is the second biggest buyer of Dom Perignon champagne in the world?
A. KLM
B. Singapore Airlines
C. Qatar Airways

B

20. All flight controllers and all commercial pilots who fly on international flights are required to speak which language?
A. English
B. French
C. Spanish

A

21. Which airline buys the most amount of champagne in the world?
A. British Airways
B. Qatar Airways
C. Emirates

C

22. What is the estimated amount of wine bottles that first-class passengers consume every month in Singapore Airlines?
A. 20,000 bottles
B. 10, 000 bottles
C. 15,000 bottles

A

23. How many percent of the world’s population has ever been on an airplane?
A. 20%
B. 10%
C. 5%

C

24. The strobe lights on the wing tips of an Airbus make how many flashes?
A. Two flash
B. A flash
C. Three flash

A

25. The strobe lights on the wing tips of a Boeing 747 makes how many flashes?
A. Two flash
B. A flash
C. Three flash

B

26. The name of Idlewild Airport was changed to JFK international a month after the American president was assassinated?
A. John F. Kennedy
B. Abraham Lincoln
C. Bill Clinton

C

27. The Boeing 747 (all versions) has traveled over an estimated?
A. 15 billion miles
B. 35 billion miles
C. 25 billion miles

B

28. Which airline carries more international passengers than any other airline?
A. Qatar Airways
B. British Airways
C. Ryanair

C

29. Which aircraft’s wingspan is longer than the Wright Brothers first flight (120ft)?
A. Boeing 747
B. A380
C. Concorde

A

30. Which airline is the world’s largest operator of Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 aircraft?
A. Qatar Airways
B. Singapore Airlines
C. Emirates

C

31. What is the number of airlines in the world that operate an all wide-body fleet?
A. 12
B. 15
C. 9

C

32. Which airline is the second oldest after KLM?
A. Qatar Airways
B. Qantas
C. Singapore Airlines

B

33. The internet and on-line check-in were first used by which airline?
A. Alaska Airlines
B. Qantas
C. British Airways

A

34. Which airline has the best safety record with no fatal crashes in their history?
A. Alaska Airlines
B. Qantas
C. United Airlines

B

35. In which year was internet and on-line check-in first used?
A. 2002
B. 2005
C. 1999

C

36. Which airline became the world’s first all Jet airline?
A. Singapore Airlines
B. Air India
C. American Airlines

B

37. The first women flight attendants in the 1930’s were required to weigh no more than?
A. 115 pounds
B. 124 pounds
C. 135 pounds

A

38. 75% of all inflight arguments between grown adults is from which class?
A. Business class
B. First class
C. Economy class

C

39. How many percent of pilots are more likely to be at the front door saying goodbye to passengers after a good landing than after a bad one?
A. 75%
B. 55%
C. 35%

A

40. The airline blankets are washed just every?
A. 2 to 5 days
B. 5 to 10 days
C. 5 to 30 days

C

41. The winglets on an Airbus A330-200 are the same height as the world’s tallest?
A. Bungalow
B. Man
C. Car

B

42. In which year was the hijacking of aircraft officially outlawed?
A. 1961
B. 1971
C. 1981

A

43.  One windshield of a Boeing 747-400’s cockpit costs as much as a?
A. Ferrari car
B. BMW car
C. Lamborghini car

B

44. What is the name of the world’s busiest airport?
A. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
B. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
C. Singapore International Airport

A

45. In which year did Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in the world?
A. 1904
B. 1902
C. 1903

C

46. Which aircraft has wings flapping up and down like a bird?
A. Concordes
B. Velociraptors
C. Ornithopters

C

47. What is the name of the largest passenger airliner in the world currently?
A. Bombardier Global 8000
B. Airbus A380
C. Boeing 747

B

48. How many minutes can an oxygen mask provide oxygen incase of an emergency?
A. 15 minutes
B. 1 hour
C. 30 minutes

A

49. The window of a typical airplane is made up of how many panels?
A. 2
B. 3
C. 4

B

50. The white lines that an airplane leaves in the sky is called what?
A. Montrails
B. Scotrails
C. Contrails

C

51. Which aircraft is currently the fastest in the world?
A. The concorde
B. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
C. The Boeing 747

B

52. The part that spins around on top of a helicopter is known as?
A. Rotor blades
B. Motor blades
C. Spinning blades

A

53. Charles Lindbergh was the first person to cross which ocean on a solo?
A. Indian Ocean
B. Pacific Ocean
C. Atlantic Ocean

C

54. What is the actual color of the black box in an airplane despite its name?
A. Orange
B. Red
C. Blue

A

55. What is another name for an aircraft’s black box?
A. Flight Details Storage
B. Flight Data Recorder
C. Flight Information Box

B

56. What is the name of the aircraft that can fly but don’t have a motor?
A. Dirigible
B. Blimp
C. Glider

C

57. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird has a maximum speed of?
A. Around 3,500 km/h
B. Around 2300 km/h
C. Around 1700 km/h

A

58. The fear of flying is called what?
A. Philophobia
B. Aviophobia
C. Panophobia

B

59. What is the major cause of non-fatal injuries in an airplane?
A. Turbulence
B. Food poisoning
C. Reduction in oxygen

A

60. The world’s biggest aircraft, the Antonov AN-225 is a?
A. Passenger plane
B. War plane
C. Cargo plane

C

61. Which of the following is not among the main forces that act on an airplane and help it fly?
A. Weight
B. Pilot
C. Thrust

B

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