planes facts Selected as the most interesting among aviation related questions in Aviation quiz Which company produced the world's first commercial jet airliner?De Havilland. English-made de Havilland DH 106 Comet was introduced in 1952 by British Airways. A year after, Comet airframes began suffering catastrophic metal fatigue, with three of them tearing apart during mid-flight.Created by: Kasiahistory of technics facts » The first rocket planes ever to be mass-produced were the Messerschmitt Me 163 in 1944. Which other country used rocket planes during WW2?Japan. The MXY-7 Navy Suicide Attacker Ohka (pictured) was a manned flying bomb that was usually carried underneath a Mitsubishi G4M2e "Betty" Model 24J bomber to within range of its target; on release, the pilot would first glide towards the target and when close enough he would fire the Ohka's three solid-fuel rockets. The Japanese produced approximately 850 Ohkas, and seven US ships were damaged or sunk by them throughout the war.Created by: Monica Stillerweaponry facts » In which war did jet aircraft fight each other for the first time?Korean War. For the initial months of the war, the P-80 Shooting Star, F9F Panther, and other jets under the UN flag dominated North Korea's prop-driven air force. The Chinese intervention in late October 1950 brought MiG-15 Fagot to battle, one of the world's most advanced jet fighters. MiGs were often steered by well trained Soviet pilots, so the aerial warfare continued till the end of the war. Created by: Riho Ishiiwars facts » Which country continued production of Messerschmitt Bf 109G after the end of World War II?Czechoslovakia. Avia S-99 and Avia S-199 were constructed with parts and plans left over from Luftwaffe aircraft production that had taken place under the country's German occupation during the war. Avia S-199 was the first fighter plane of Israeli Air Force, used during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War - where it met Spitfires on the Egyptian side.Created by: globalquiz.orgaviation facts » At what altitude do airliners fly on long-distance flights?Approx 35,000 ft. Airplanes fly at high altitudes because of the reduction in drag, and to get into the jet streams. The Polar Jet stream ranges from 23,000 ft to 40,000 ft. The sub tropical jet stream range from 33,0000 ft to 50,000 ft.Created by: globalquiz.orgtechnology facts » Which planes were used in the "Top Gun" movie?F-14 Tomcat. F-14A Tomcat is a two-seat naval fighter, which was replaced in 2006 by F-18 Hornet. The movie tells a story of young naval aviators aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. After the film's release, the US Navy stated that the number of young men who joined wanting to be Naval Aviators went up by 500 percent.Created by: Teddymovies facts » Which rock band took its name from a plane?U2. The Lockheed U-2 is an american ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft. It was used for spying mission during the Cold War, flying above the maximum altitude of contemporary Soviet figther planes.Created by: globalquiz.orgmusic facts » What is currently the largest passenger airliner?Airbus A380. The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by the European aircraft company Airbus. It is the world's largest passenger airliner, and the airports at which it operates have upgraded facilities to accommodate it. It was initially named Airbus A3XX and designed to challenge Boeing's monopoly in the large-aircraft market. The A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and entered commercial service in October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.Created by: TotalBellendtechnology facts » What is this B-52 bomber doing?It's taking-off. Dark trails visible in this picture are exhaust fumes from bomber's eight engines working full-power during take-offCreated by: m2ichismilitary facts » Play aviation quiz and see all the questions.