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The Mega Quiz Is Here!  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

Ok folks, as promised, here is the mega 50 question quiz. You should all know the rules by now, so there's little need to go into them again.

Although anyone can try their luck, only those on the final guest list from last night will be eligible for the prizes.

Please send your answers to me at:

MJDinWC@AOL.com

Please be sure to give your Airliners.net username at the beginning of your replies (in the subject line would be preferred).


You have 90 minutes to complete the quiz. No entries recieved after 6:30PM PST will be honored.

Good luck to you all

1. What city is United Airlines corporate headquarters located in?

2. What was the first interstate route for PSA?

3. What airline flew “SkySaver” DC-10’s?

4. What was Reno Air originally going to be called?

5. How many DC-9’s (series 10-50) were built?

6. Who was the first airline to operate the Airbus A300 in the US?

7. What was the first pure jet aircraft type for Japan Air Lines?

8. What is the oldest airline in the world?

9. Northeast Airways was taken over by who in 1972?

10. What airline adopted the “National Airlines” name in 1994, and went bust that same year?

11. What airline never operated the 727: a-Royal West b-Western Pacific c-Frontier d-Pacific Express

12. What airline flew a DC-9 as the “Proud Houston Express” on behalf of Continental?

13. How many 737-100’s did PEOPLExpress begin operations with?

14. This airline was based in Las Vegas (LAS). They operated from 1983 until 1988. Their fleet consisted of DC-9’s, 737-300’s, and a Bae 146. What airline was this?

15. This airline lasted only three months in 1985. They had a fleet of 727’s, and were based at New Orleans (MSY). What airline was it?

16. What airline was the Trump Shuttle born from?

17. What airline flies/flew A340’s with the “Atlantic Limousine” nickname?

18. Tahoe Air flights were actually operated by what airline?

19. What aircraft type is the Canadair CRJ derived from?

20. What does the “SAL” stand for in South African Airlines?

21. Air Lanka was the successor for what airline in 1979?

22. The original National Airlines only had two presidents during its entire existence. One of them was Ted Baker. Who was the other?

23. What aircraft type did Air Canada retire from its fleet on March 29, 1994?

24. What was the airline/aircraft type to operate the first passenger arrival into the new Denver International Airport?

25. How many different British Airways “World Images” were produced (number of designs, not number of planes painted with World Images)?

26. Where was the current Midway Airlines based before being based at their current home of RDU?

27. What were the first three cities served by Southwest Airlines?

28. What was the first twin engine wide body jetliner?

29. What was the registration number of the TWA St Louis Rams 727?

30. What route did Reno Air first put the MD-90 in service on?

31. Who was the first North American operator of the Fokker F-70?

32. Who was the launch customer for the Airbus A340?

33. What airline/aircraft type was the first pure jet to be operated between 2 US cities?

34. Who was the founder of Western Pacific Airlines?

35. This 1960 midair collision over New York City involved what two airlines and aircraft types?

36. What airline was the 747SP specifically designed for?

37. How many DC-10’s did Delta inherit when it took over Western Airlines?

38. Who was the final operator of the very first DC-8 built?

39. Southwest Airlines 737-700 N727SW is unique in the Southwest fleet. Why? (not counting unique registration number)

40. What airport was WinAir based at?

41. What airline was known as “The Chosen Instrument”?

42. True or False: USAir ordered the Bae 146.

43. What airline received the 100th Canadair CRJ built?

44. What aircraft type was grounded because of a series of accidents caused by “whirl mode”?

45. What airline was known as “The Bee Line”?

46. How many “Shamu’s” does Southwest Airlines operate?

47. What airline/aircraft type was the first twin engine to operate scheduled service across the North Atlantic?

48. What aircraft type did TriStar Airlines of Las Vegas operate?

49. What was the original name of Continental Airlines?

50. What year did USAir introduce its final red and blue livery?



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User currently offlineEarly Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

This is a great quiz, some of the quiestions I did not know the answer to. Can you post the answers?

Rgds,
Early Air


User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

1. What city is United Airlines corporate headquarters located in?
CHICAGO
2. What was the first interstate route for PSA?
LAX-SFO
3. What airline flew “SkySaver” DC-10’s?
LAKER AIR
4. What was Reno Air originally going to be called?
?
5. How many DC-9’s (series 10-50) were built?
?
6. Who was the first airline to operate the Airbus A300 in the US?
EASTERN AIRLINES
7. What was the first pure jet aircraft type for Japan Air Lines?
DC-8-61
8. What is the oldest airline in the world?
KLM
9. Northeast Airways was taken over by who in 1972?
YELLOWBIRD
10. What airline adopted the “National Airlines” name in 1994, and went bust that same year?
?
11. What airline never operated the 727: a-Royal West b-Western Pacific c-Frontier d-Pacific Express
B
12. What airline flew a DC-9 as the “Proud Houston Express” on behalf of Continental?
EMERALD
13. How many 737-100’s did PEOPLExpress begin operations with?
10 ?
14. This airline was based in Las Vegas (LAS). They operated from 1983 until 1988. Their fleet consisted of DC-9’s, 737-300’s, and a Bae 146. What airline was this?
Great American Airways
15. This airline lasted only three months in 1985. They had a fleet of 727’s, and were based at New Orleans (MSY). What airline was it?
Pride Air
16. What airline was the Trump Shuttle born from?
?
17. What airline flies/flew A340’s with the “Atlantic Limousine” nickname?
Virgin Atlantic ?
18. Tahoe Air flights were actually operated by what airline?
Casino Express
19. What aircraft type is the Canadair CRJ derived from?
?
20. What does the “SAL” stand for in South African Airlines?
South Africa Lines ??
21. Air Lanka was the successor for what airline in 1979?
??
22. The original National Airlines only had two presidents during its entire existence. One of them was Ted Baker. Who was the other?
??
23. What aircraft type did Air Canada retire from its fleet on March 29, 1994?
727-200's
24. What was the airline/aircraft type to operate the first passenger arrival into the new Denver International Airport?
United Airlines Boeing 737-500 from COS flight
25. How many different British Airways “World Images” were produced (number of designs, not number of planes painted with World Images)?
??
26. Where was the current Midway Airlines based before being based at their current home of RDU?
MDW - Chicago- Midway
27. What were the first three cities served by Southwest Airlines?
Dallas, Houston and Austin ??
28. What was the first twin engine wide body jetliner?
Boeing 767
29. What was the registration number of the TWA St Louis Rams 727?
??
30. What route did Reno Air first put the MD-90 in service on?
RNO-SNA
31. Who was the first North American operator of the Fokker F-70?
Ozark Airlines ??? or Hughes West ??
32. Who was the launch customer for the Airbus A340?
Air France
33. What airline/aircraft type was the first pure jet to be operated between 2 US cities?
American Airlines Idlewild New York to Los Angeles
34. Who was the founder of Western Pacific Airlines?
William Beavius Spell?
35. This 1960 midair collision over New York City involved what two airlines and aircraft types?
United and TWA DC-7 and Super constellation
36. What airline was the 747SP specifically designed for?
Pan Am ??
37. How many DC-10’s did Delta inherit when it took over Western Airlines?
??
38. Who was the final operator of the very first DC-8 built?
United ?
39. Southwest Airlines 737-700 N727SW is unique in the Southwest fleet. Why? (not counting unique registration number)
?
40. What airport was WinAir based at?
Long Beach, CA LGB
41. What airline was known as “The Chosen Instrument”?
?
42. True or False: USAir ordered the Bae 146.
True
43. What airline received the 100th Canadair CRJ built?
I guess United Express
44. What aircraft type was grounded because of a series of accidents caused by “whirl mode”?
DC-10's
45. What airline was known as “The Bee Line”?
Eastwind Airlines ?
46. How many “Shamu’s” does Southwest Airlines operate?
3
47. What airline/aircraft type was the first twin engine to operate scheduled service across the North Atlantic?
United 767
48. What aircraft type did TriStar Airlines of Las Vegas operate?
?
49. What was the original name of Continental Airlines?
oh my gosh!! ?
50. What year did USAir introduce its final red and blue livery?
?

I'm sure I'm not a winner. It's fun to think and what is compare to others...

Big777jet



User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Awesome quiz!!! I had my Airliners, Airways, and Airliner World magazines strewn all over the floor. It helped that I put together an index to all the articles about 2 years ago, and have been updating it month by month.

Still, it took right at 90 minutes, and I think I got 43 of 50.

Any other thoughts before Matt D judges us all???

Tom in NO (at MSY)

PS to Big777jet: I think he wanted the responses e-mailed to him.



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

Great quiz! Took me the whole 90 minutes to finish too.

Matt D, I sent mine right at 6:28, but then I had to spell check it (it's automatic), and I'm not sure whether you got it before 6:30, but I did send it before my time was up.



Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineNotarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1738 times:

Big777jet,

I didn't check any of your answers but have the following ad-hoc thoughts regarding the open questions:

9. Northeast Airways was taken over by who in 1972?
DELTA AIR LINES
16. What airline was the Trump Shuttle born from?
EASTERN AIRLINES SHUTTLE
19. What aircraft type is the Canadair CRJ derived from?
CANADAIR CHALLENGER
20. What does the “SAL” stand for in South African Airlines?
SUID AFRIKAANSE LUGDIENS (may be misspelled(Dutch))
21. Air Lanka was the successor for what airline in 1979?
AIR CEYLON
25. How many different British Airways “World Images” were produced?
50 (FIFTY)
28. What was the first twin engine wide body jetliner?
AIRBUS A300
31. Who was the first North American operator of the Fokker F-70?
FORD MOTORS COMPANY
42. True or False: USAir ordered the Bae 146.
FALSE: PSA (then taken over by U.S. Air)
48. What aircraft type did TriStar Airlines of Las Vegas operate?
BAe 146

Just a few thoughts.

Daniel


User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1713 times:

Howdy y’all. I realize it’s well past the end of the quiz, But I thought I would post the answers that I know anyway. I realize that I totally missed the posting last night (was out with friends) – I apologize Matt.

1. Chicago (UAL Headquaters)

6. Eastern Airlines (first US A300 operator)

7. DC-8 (First JAL Jet)

8. KLM (Oldest world airline)

9. Delta Air Lines (NE Takeover)

19. Canadair Chellanger (CL-604) (Original aircraft from which CRJ is derived)

20. Sud Afrikaanse Ludgiens (SAL in South African Airlines)

21. Air Ceylon (Air Lanka’s original name, as with the Island as a whole)

27. Houston, Dallas, San Antonio (WN Original golden Triangle)

28. Airbus A300 (First widebodied twinjet)

33. Well actually this is debatable. I will say the Avro Canada CL-102 Jetliner in 1952 (IDL-IAD) but I feel it’s not the answer you were looking for. (First US orig/dest. jetliner)

35. UAL DC-8 & TWA L-1049 Super G (1960 NYC air collision)

36. Who else? Pan AM (747SP design customer)

37. Seven. (DC-10s from Western)

41. Pan Am (“the chosen instrument” Big grin

44. Lcokheed L-188 Electra (grounded due to “whirl mode” in the engine & mountings)

45. British European (the “Bee Line” Big grin

49. Varney Speed Lines (original CO name)

FLY DELTA JETS and sail UNITED STATES LINES



N 8 6 3 D A


User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

I have no idea why there are smiley-faces in my previous post. I was just trying to close the parenthesis but it put weird faces in there.

Weird.

FLY DELTA JETS and sail UNITED STATES LINES



N 8 6 3 D A


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8897 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

That was a hard quiz. I couldn't participate last night because of my stupid ISP being down...urrrrrrrrrgh!

Jeff


User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

When are we going to find out the winner? After looking at some of the other answers I can already find some that I missed so I don't think I did very well, but it would just be fun to know who ended up with that cool prize.

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6549 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

I had to go in to work so I couldn't participate either. That was hard quiz altough I knew the answers to about 2/3 of the questions. The777Man


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User currently offlineL-1011-500 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 368 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

1. What city is United Airlines corporate headquarters located in?
Chicago

2. What was the first interstate route for PSA?


3. What airline flew “SkySaver” DC-10’s?
Laker Airways

4. What was Reno Air originally going to be called?


5. How many DC-9’s (series 10-50) were built?
976

6. Who was the first airline to operate the Airbus A300 in the US?
Eastern

7. What was the first pure jet aircraft type for Japan Air Lines?
Douglas DC-8

8. What is the oldest airline in the world?
KLM

9. Northeast Airways was taken over by who in 1972?
Delta

10. What airline adopted the “National Airlines” name in 1994, and went bust that same year?

11. What airline never operated the 727: a-Royal West b-Western Pacific c-Frontier d-Pacific Express
B - WestPac

12. What airline flew a DC-9 as the “Proud Houston Express” on behalf of Continental?

13. How many 737-100’s did PEOPLExpress begin operations with?

14. This airline was based in Las Vegas (LAS). They operated from 1983 until 1988. Their fleet consisted of DC-9’s, 737-300’s, and a Bae 146. What airline was this?

15. This airline lasted only three months in 1985. They had a fleet of 727’s, and were based at New Orleans (MSY). What airline was it?

16. What airline was the Trump Shuttle born from?
Eastern Airlines Shuttle

17. What airline flies/flew A340’s with the “Atlantic Limousine” nickname?
Virgin Atlantic?

18. Tahoe Air flights were actually operated by what airline?

19. What aircraft type is the Canadair CRJ derived from?

20. What does the “SAL” stand for in South African Airlines?
Sud-Afrikaans-Ludgianse (spelling?)

21. Air Lanka was the successor for what airline in 1979?
Air Ceylon

22. The original National Airlines only had two presidents during its entire existence. One of them was Ted Baker. Who was the other?

23. What aircraft type did Air Canada retire from its fleet on March 29, 1994?
727-233

24. What was the airline/aircraft type to operate the first passenger arrival into the new Denver International Airport?

25. How many different British Airways “World Images” were produced (number of designs, not number of planes painted with World Images)?

26. Where was the current Midway Airlines based before being based at their current home of RDU?

27. What were the first three cities served by Southwest Airlines?

28. What was the first twin engine wide body jetliner?
Airbus A300 (mid 1970s)

29. What was the registration number of the TWA St Louis Rams 727?

30. What route did Reno Air first put the MD-90 in service on?
I believe Reno to Orange County (RNO-SNA)

31. Who was the first North American operator of the Fokker F-70?

32. Who was the launch customer for the Airbus A340?
Lufthansa?

33. What airline/aircraft type was the first pure jet to be operated between 2 US cities?

34. Who was the founder of Western Pacific Airlines?

35. This 1960 midair collision over New York City involved what two airlines and aircraft types?
UAL DC-8 and TWA Super Constellation

36. What airline was the 747SP specifically designed for?
PAN AM

37. How many DC-10’s did Delta inherit when it took over Western Airlines?
8

38. Who was the final operator of the very first DC-8 built?
Aeromexico (XA-DOE)

39. Southwest Airlines 737-700 N727SW is unique in the Southwest fleet. Why? (not counting unique registration number)

40. What airport was WinAir based at?
LGB

41. What airline was known as “The Chosen Instrument”?

42. True or False: USAir ordered the Bae 146.
False - they inherited them from PSA

43. What airline received the 100th Canadair CRJ built?

44. What aircraft type was grounded because of a series of accidents caused by “whirl mode”?
aka flutter, the plane was the L-188

45. What airline was known as “The Bee Line”?

46. How many “Shamu’s” does Southwest Airlines operate?

47. What airline/aircraft type was the first twin engine to operate scheduled service across the North Atlantic?
UAL w/ 767s

48. What aircraft type did TriStar Airlines of Las Vegas operate?

49. What was the original name of Continental Airlines?

50. What year did USAir introduce its final red and blue livery?
1992?

I did this all w/o checking resources - in other words, it all came from memory.

L-1011-500


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