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User currently offlineOozabooza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

Here are a few civil aviation 'trivia' questions I am curious about. If you feel this is waste of bandwidth you are more than welcome to not respond.

Question #1
What is the name of the first 747 and where is it now located?

Question #2
What type of airliner does actor John Travolta own?

Please add your own trivia questions to this string!

28 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBoeingrulz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 482 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2415 times:
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The first 747 is the City of Everett and is parked at boeing field

John Travolta Own a B707 among others.

Carolyn


User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

Question 3:

What is the name of the oldest, continuously operating airline?

Question 4:

What did TWA originally stand for before it became Trans World Airlines?

Question 5:

A Hollywood film was made in the 1940's depicting the founding of Pan Am.

a. Name the film
b. Who played Juan Trippe?

Good luck

Charles



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User currently offlineCXA330-342 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

I think KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the oldest continually operating airline.

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

I think TWA used to stand for Transcontinental and Western Air.


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User currently offlineOozabooza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Is the oldest airline Aeroflot?

User currently offline777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

Is the oldest continueusly operating airline QANTAS?
It was founded in 1922.
Queensland and Northern Territory Arial Services, if anyone was wondering.
 


User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5310 posts, RR: 61
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Q3:I heard the oldest was LOT Polish Airlines (now a member of the qualifyer group)

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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

The answer I had in mind was KLM founded in 1919. Can anyone beat that?

BH346 got question 4 right, now I need someone who is both an aviation enthusiest and a movie buff to answer the last one. Any takers?

Charles




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User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Question 5. What type of 737 is PK-GGO?
Question 6. What routes does Thai Airwyas fly their 330s on?

Gundu


User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Didn't KLM suspended operations during World War II?

User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Er.... What's the consensus folks?

Charles



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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3257 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Ctbarnes, in response to #3, you are right about KLM, which has been flying continuously since 1919 under the same name. Overall the world's oldest airline is, however, Avianca Colombia which started in 1917 but has had name changes over that time.

Four questions of my own:

7. Who is the last TriStar operator into LHR (Heathrow)?

8. What is the world's safest airline?

9. What is the largest Caribbean airline?

10. What are the world's 5 largest airlines?


Trintocan.



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User currently offlineCtbarnes From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3491 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Regarding quesiton 5, I should know better than to ask a question without checking my facts beforehand.

The film I am looking for was produced in 1936, about a man who became obsessed with developing flights across the Pacific. Therefore, I am looking for the name of the film, as well as who starred (character's name is NOT Juan Trippe as I later discovered).

Sorry for the mix-up. I was having a senior moment...

Charles



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Trintocan... well judging by where you are from I think I know the answer to your question... BWIA is the last Tristar operator to Heathrow, BWIA is also the largest (native) Caribean airline... we will ignore AA for the time being. I always thought Qantas was the safest airline with no fatal accidents. I know United is the world's biggest airline... then I'd guess it would be American, Delta, maybe British Airways, and ummmmm... JAL or ANA after that or KLM or Northwest.


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User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3189 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

With all this merger mania going on. The top 10 US Airlines get ranked for number of passengers and On Time Performance among other things. Who will next make the list if one or two get merged.
11. Who are the 11th & 12th largest Airlines in the US.

12. How did Continental end up with a hub in Cleveland.
I don't know these answers maybe someone might know.
For the other answers.
United is the biggest, QANTAS is the safest and KLM the longest running.





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User currently offlinePanther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2300 times:


Which A320 operator has four wheel on each

main gear instead of the traditional two,`737 style?


User currently offlinePanther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

The oldest airline I think is Chalks international,
a small seaplane operator out of Miami with service to
The Bahamas. It was started by pappy Chalk a few months before KLM.


User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2297 times:
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The one, and only airline to own and operate A320s with 4-wheel main landing gear bogies would be Indian Airlines. I believe only 30 of these aircraft were made, and that Airbus probably did not recoup the costs of development for these 30 planes, but it (among other things) won them the order. Indian Airlines might have a tough time selling these unique planes.

Sammy


User currently offlinePanther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

You are pretty good sammy. I think the 20's look alot better indian airline style, it makes them look more tough
elegant at the same time. Got any questions for the trivia sammy?


User currently offlinePanther From Bahamas, joined Jun 2000, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

9. what is the largest caribbean airline? I would have to say Cubana. they have: 5- An24rv
1-An26
4-Yak42d
5- f27-500
8-Tu154b/m
8-Il62m
2-a320(transaer)
2-Il76MD
-dc10's(AOM)
-767300's(eurfly)


User currently offlineTWAneedsHELP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Chalks has switched names. For a brief period in the mid 1990s, Chalks ceased to be known as "Chalks" and was reffered to as "Pan Am Air Bridge". For that reason it may not count.

User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3257 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Desertjets, you are right about BWIA being LHR's last TriStar operator but it is not the largest Caribbean airline. Panther hit the nail on the head with Cubana. BWIA used to be third, after Air Jamaica but with its new fleet the two are about even now.

I will leave the other questions open for now.

Trintocan.



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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

What operator uses DC-10-40's but does not use the middle gear?

Where did All Nippon Airways/ANA get its code "NH" from?

Name Osaka's two major airports

Who is the world's largest 747 operator?

(HINT:All these questions are about Japan)



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User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Not 100% sure... but,

Japan Airlines

NH... no idea.. some thing Nippon?

Kansai and Itami

Japan Airlines


25 BH346 : You got those three questions right
26 DeltAirlines : Here is a hard one: What was the first commercial airline route in the United States? Jeff
27 CXA330-342 : I think 737 PK-GGO belongs to Garuda Indonesia and is a -400.
28 Pilotallen : John Travolta haha he got pilot of the year, that was so awful he buzzed the town next to us in his 707!!!! amazing huh? thats the most excitement Mai
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