Flight by bdunn02

Champion(s):

MartinJ2


Runner(s)-Up:

ClouseBrian
Confusion to my enemies


Quiz Description

Refers to flying in general; was trying to keep it broad. No idea if these will be easy or hard. Easy if you know the answers, I suppose. Harder otherwise. Good luck and godspeed.

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Questions:

You've just built a cardboard rocket from a kit and launched it using an E 12-4 engine (!). What word, derived from Greek meaning "from earth", describes the point where the rocket reaches its zenith and is at its furthest point from the surface of the earth?

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Apogee

Richard Reid helped make your journey through every US airport's TSA security lines just a little worse (in a specific way) by attempting to bring down an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami in December 2001. By what nickname is Richard Reid best known?

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The Shoe Bomber

What actor has portrayed two icons of space flight, John Glenn and Gene Kranz, on the silver screen?

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Ed Harris

Ailerons control a plane's ____, or the rotation around the axis running from the front of the plane to the back. On the other hand, the rudder controls the ____, or the rotation around the vertical axis through the center of the plane's length. Fill in the blanks.

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Roll; Yaw

John Gillespie Magee Jr.'s poem, "High Flight", is probably the best-known English-language, flying-related sonnet written during wartime. A portion of it was included in a speech given by Ronald Reagan in 1986 in reference to what event?

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Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

In mythological Greece's first-known aircraft disaster, Icarus flew too high and close to the sun, melting the wax that held his wings together, sending him plummeting out of the sky. In addition to the sun, what else had Daedalus warned Icarus to avoid flying too close to?

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The Sea

Boeing canceled its 2707 aircraft project due to rising costs in 1971. In spite of this, a sporting organization honored the project in its name until 2008. Name the sporting organization.

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Seattle SuperSonics

The most famous event attributed to the city of Kittyhawk, the Wright Brothers' first manned and powered flight, took place in what is today another town entirely. This other town was named for the sand dunes among which the Wright aircraft flew. Name this other town.

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Kill Devil Hills

What word, referring to the collection of paths shown in the linked image, has been omitted from the image?

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Flyway

On June 1, 2009, Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. The crash came due to an aerodynamic stall caused by pilot inputs based on incorrect speed readings. These speed readings were incorrect due to ice crystals forming on what devices, which measure pressure based on the flow of air (or liquid) through a hollow cylinder?

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Pitot Tube (Pitot-Static System)

The musical piece "Flight of the Bumblebee" was written as an orchestral interlude for an opera credited to what composer?

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Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov

The airline industry is full of change. If you follow all the mergers and acquisitions, Bonanza Airlines, founded in Las Vegas in 1945 and later part of Hughes Airwest, is now part of what modern-day airline?

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Delta Airlines