National Aviation Hall of Fame by BarkerC

Champion(s):

GrahamJ
The real world is complex, so remember your origin.

UllspergerA


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Quiz Description

Come fly with me to Dayton, Ohio, where we recognize the following members of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, based on clues.

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Questions:

Inducted in 2000, 21 years after his better known parter, this man, nicknamed "Dr. Rendezvous" for his doctoral work at MIT on space rendezvous scenarios, walked in space on Gemini XII and served as LM pilot on an Apollo mission.

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Buzz Aldrin

A Wisconsin native and namesake of one of the streets that leads to the Hall of Fame, this ace, best known for flying the P-38, passed Eddie Rickenbacker's American record air victory total in April 1944, but may be better known for looping the loop around the center span of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Richard Bong

While Orville and Wilbur Wright were the only enshrinees in the inaugural Class in 1962, this Franco-American wrote the seminal 1894 work Progress in Flying Machines and was an early collector of aviation research.

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Octave Chanute

The Marine Corps' leading ace during World War II, this South Dakota native would go on to win the governorship of his native state, serve as the first Commissioner of the American Football League and host TV's i>American Sportsman series of outdoor programs.

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Joe Foss

The first female pilot to surpass both Mach 1 and Mach 2, this Georgia native was also the leader of the WASPs (Women’s Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II.

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Jacqueline Cochran

While stationed at the flying school in Yuma, Arizona, this man helped to develop the vastly superior “curve of pursuit” training method, which revolutionized gunnery results during the war. As a U.S. Senator, he would later co-sponsor legislation to create the FAA.

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Barry Goldwater

One of the foremost promoters of aviation during the 1940s and 1950s was this pilot, host of a namesake radio show with "His Friends" as well as a namesake television show of his "Talent Scouts."

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Arthur Godfrey

This Dayton native did some very good things as an inventor. He developed the first electric cash register for his company, NCR. He founded DELCO to create electric starters for cars. He also, um, "solved" engine knock by adding tetraethyl lead in gasoline, which did solve some serious issues in aviation fuel during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1998, a university in Flint, Michigan, formerly the General Motors Institute, was renamed in his honor.

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Charles Kettering

It should be no surprise that this Hall of Famer, owner of an aircraft manufacturer and of TransWorld Airlines, had a 2004 film biography made of his life called The Aviator.

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Howard Hughes

The last commanding general of the Army Air Force and the first Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, this man, nicknamed "Tooey" also was the man behind the development of Strategic Air Command.

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Carl Spaatz

Killed in the 1935 plane crash that also killed Will Rogers, this man discovered the jet stream when he took a super-charged Winnie Mae up to 50,000 feet. In that same plane, he made the first around-the- world solo flight in seven days, 18 hours and 49 ½ minutes in 1931.

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Wiley Post

Enshrined in 1973, this West Virginian, who earned his wings as a "Flying Sergeant" during World War II, was the first man to fly Mach 2.5, doing so in the Bell X-IA, six years after his record flight in the Bell X-I.

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Chuck Yeager