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Civil Aviation Trivia

Thu Jun 08, 2000 7:40 am

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!
 
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boeingrulz
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Thu Jun 08, 2000 7:43 am

The first 747 is the City of Everett and is parked at boeing field

John Travolta Own a B707 among others.

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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Thu Jun 08, 2000 7:56 am

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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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Thu Jun 08, 2000 8:07 am

I think KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the oldest continually operating airline.
 
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Thu Jun 08, 2000 8:51 am

I think TWA used to stand for Transcontinental and Western Air.
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Thu Jun 08, 2000 9:00 am

Is the oldest airline Aeroflot?
 
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Thu Jun 08, 2000 10:38 am

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

Thu Jun 08, 2000 10:40 am

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

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Oldest Airline

Thu Jun 08, 2000 2:12 pm

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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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Thu Jun 08, 2000 2:17 pm

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

Gundu
 
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Thu Jun 08, 2000 2:19 pm

Didn't KLM suspended operations during World War II?
 
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N949WP

Thu Jun 08, 2000 2:22 pm

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

Charles
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Thu Jun 08, 2000 2:26 pm

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?


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Oops...

Thu Jun 08, 2000 2:32 pm

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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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Thu Jun 08, 2000 2:53 pm

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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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Thu Jun 08, 2000 8:23 pm

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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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Thu Jun 08, 2000 9:57 pm


Which A320 operator has four wheel on each

main gear instead of the traditional two,`737 style?
 
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RE: Oldest Airline

Thu Jun 08, 2000 10:09 pm

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.
 
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia - Panther

Thu Jun 08, 2000 11:18 pm

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
 
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia - Sammyk

Fri Jun 09, 2000 12:22 pm

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?
 
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia-trintocan

Fri Jun 09, 2000 1:14 pm

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)
 
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Sat Jun 10, 2000 12:09 am

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.
 
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Sat Jun 10, 2000 12:23 am

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.

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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia-More Questions!

Sat Jun 10, 2000 12:31 am

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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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Sat Jun 10, 2000 12:51 am

Not 100% sure... but,

Japan Airlines

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

Kansai and Itami

Japan Airlines
 
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia/Thai747

Sat Jun 10, 2000 12:59 am

You got those three questions right
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Sat Jun 10, 2000 3:54 am

Here is a hard one:
What was the first commercial airline route in the United States?

Jeff
 
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Sat Jun 10, 2000 6:45 am

I think 737 PK-GGO belongs to Garuda Indonesia and is a -400.
 
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RE: Civil Aviation Trivia

Sat Jun 10, 2000 6:50 am

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 Maine has ever seen.
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