10 most difficult aviation riddles A list of ten (out of 19) aviation related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly 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.very hard 31% FokkerFokker11%BoeingBoeing34%DouglasDouglas21%De HavillandDe Havilland31%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 2938 answers in 2 languages »history of technics riddles » Which airline is the world’s oldest one to still be using its original name?KLM was founded in 1919. Operations stopped during World War II apart from the operations in the Dutch Antilles. The airline is the "Oldest operating airline", but with the 2004 merge with Air France some dispute whether KLM should still hold the crown. QANTAS, founded in 1920, is dubbed "Oldest continuously operating airline".very hard 36% British AirwaysBritish Airways37%Air FranceAir France15%KLMKLM36%SwissairSwissair10%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4510 answers in 2 languages »Netherlands riddles » French Open, a major tennis tournament is named after French aviator Roland-Garros. What did he do?He flew across the Mediterranean Sea. Roland Garros gained fame for making the flight from Fréjus in France to Bizerte in Tunisia. The following year, Garros joined the French army at the outbreak of World War I. Garros is sometimes erroneously called the world's first fighter ace. In fact, he shot down only four aircraft; the definition of "ace" is five or more victories.very hard 39% he invented a monoplanehe invented a monoplane7%he flew from Paris to Londonhe flew from Paris to London37%he flew across the Mediterranean Seahe flew across the Mediterranean Sea39%he became the first fighter ace of WWIhe became the first fighter ace of WWI15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10764 answers in 2 languages »Paris riddles » Who was the first to complete a transatlantic flight in a heavier-than-air aircraft?John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown. On June 14–15, 1919, two British aviators flew a modified Vickers Vimy IV bomber (pictured) from Newfoundland to Ireland. Both men were knighted at Buckingham Palace by King George V. Eight years later, Charles Lindbergh's completed his flight from New York to Paris (the distance travelled by Lindbergh was almost twice as long).very hard 39% Charles LindberghCharles Lindbergh32%John Alcock and Arthur Whitten BrownJohn Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown39%Louis BlériotLouis Blériot17%Roland GarrosRoland Garros9%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4268 answers in 2 languages »aviation pioneers riddles » Air Force One is the US President's plane. What is Marine One?A helicopter. Marine One is the call sign of any United States Marine Corps aircraft carrying the President of the United States. It usually denotes a helicopter operated by the HMX-1 "Nighthawks" squadron, either the large VH-3D Sea King or the newer, smaller VH-60N "WhiteHawk".hard 42% a warshipa warship28%a boata boat9%a submarinea submarine19%a helicoptera helicopter42%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5167 answers in 2 languages »presidents of the United States riddles » What is the maximum distance a plane can fly travelling constantly North?20,004 km. Continous travel North must eventually end at the North Pole. So, the maximum distance is half of the Earth's meridional circumference, which can be reached if a plane starts at the South Pole.hard 42% 10,002 km10,002 km9%20,004 km20,004 km42%40,007 km40,007 km17%It can fly endlessly (as long it can)It can fly endlessly (as long it can)30%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10111 answers in 2 languages »geometry riddles » 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. hard 45% World War 2World War 230%First Indochina WarFirst Indochina War6%Korean WarKorean War45%Vietnam WarVietnam War17%Created by: Riho Ishii. Statistics based on 10240 answers in 2 languages »planes riddles » 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.hard 46% F-14 TomcatF-14 Tomcat46%F-15 EagleF-15 Eagle20%F-16 Fighting FalconF-16 Fighting Falcon24%F-18 HornetF-18 Hornet8%Created by: Teddy. Statistics based on 4920 answers in 2 languages »movies riddles » In what kind of aircraft did the first uninterrupted and unrefueled solo circumnavigation of the world happen?Hot air balloon. In 2002, Steve Fossett became the first person to fly around the world alone, nonstop, in the 10-story high balloon Spirit of Freedom. In 2005, he did it again in the jet plane GlobalFlyer.hard 49% hot air balloonhot air balloon49%biplanebiplane35%gliderglider8%jet planejet plane6%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 5829 answers in 2 languages »technology riddles » In 2002, Steve Fosset became the first person to fly around the world in a hot air balloon. Where did he start and land?In Australia. Fossett chose a southern hemisphere route to take advantage of prevailing easterly winds and the lack of mountain ranges. His path after leaving Australia was straight across the South Pacific, past Easter Islands, and over the southern tip of South America.hard 51% in the United Statesin the United States32%in Australiain Australia51%in Brazilin Brazil10%in Russiain Russia5%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 11717 answers in 2 languages »geography riddles » Play aviation quiz and see all the questions.