Global Aircraft
GAC Aviation Test - Intermediate
  Global Aircraft -- Aviation Test - Intermediate
1.) What was the first aircraft to simultaneously hold the world's speed, altitude, and climb records?
A) SR-71 Blackbird
B) F-104 Starfighter
C) F-15 Eagle

2.) What was the first plane to drop an LGB (Laser-Guided Bomb)?
A) A-6 Intruder
B) F-5A Freedom Fighter
C) F-4 Phantom II

3.) The F-14As who recently acquired a secondary air-to-ground role and carry only conventional iron bombs with no autonomous PGM capability are nicknamed ____.
A) Bombcats
B) Combat Talons
C) Ironpaws

4.) What F-111 variant was the last developed and last in operational service with the U.S. Air Force?
A) F-111E
B) F-111F
C) RF-111C

5.) Which variant of the B-52 was intended to serve as a Skybolt missile carrier?
A) B-52G
B) B-52A
C) B-52H

6.) How many E-3A have been delivered to NATO total?
A) 18
B) 25
C) 31

7.) What is one viewable way to tell the E-2A and E-2B apart from the newer E-2C version?
A) Larger Rotodome
B) Cooling intake behind cockpit
C) 4 engines (2 on A/B versions)

8.) What was the top glide speed (In MACH) of the X-15 from its release altitude of 37,522ft?
A) Mach 0.63
B) Mach 0.79
C) Mach 1.01

9.) What U.S. Air Force project was the X-15 developed under?
A) MX-1138
B) HS-670
C) MX-1226

10.) What plane first featured the practical variable-geometry swing-wing design?
A) F-111A Aardvark
B) F-14A Tomcat
C) MiG-23 Flogger

11.) What was the Lockheed Aircraft Company originally called when the company was first started?
A) Loughead Aircraft Co.
B) Lokhead Aircraft Co.
C) NACA Aircraft Co.

12.) When the go was given for the start of Operation Desert Shield, the first USAF aircraft into Saudi Arabia was a ______.
A) C-5 Galaxy
B) C-141B Starlifter
C) F-16 Falcon

13.) The first model of the F-16 Fighting Falcon did not have ____ installed.
A) Gun
B) Radar
C) Pilot Seat

14.) What plane was the first airlifter to feature double-deck flooring that could be filled with troops or vehicles?
A) C-97 Stratocruiser
B) C-119 Flying Boxcar
C) C-133A Cargomaster

15.) After the end of the Vietnam War, the C-141 Starlifters were given a camouflage paint scheme. With the new look, they also had a new name applied to these aircraft. What were the Starlifters’ new names?
A) Night Lifter
B) JungleStar
C) Star Lizard

16.) How many test flights did the X-15 have total?
A) 250
B) 392
C) 199

17.) How many An-225 Cossack have been completely built and flyable?
A) 10
B) 2
C) 1
D) 6

18.) While building the two Have Blue technology demonstrators, the Skunk Works used some ‘off the shelf parts’ to cut prices. The fly-by-wire components were from the F-16 Falcon, landing gear from the A-10A ‘Warthog’, environmental systems from the C-130 Hercules, and the jet engines from the ______.
A) F-15A Eagle
B) B-52 Stratofortress
C) T-38A Talon

19.) What aircraft fired the first shots of the Desert Storm War, attacking Iraqi radar sites?
A) A-10 ‘Warthog’
B) AH-64 Apache
C) F-16 Falcon
D) F-15E Strike Eagles

20.) How many C-5C have been converted from the C-5A total?
A) 2
B) 21
C) 103
D) 218

21.) How many KC-10 Extenders have been lost in accidents to date?
A) 1
B) 2
C) 3
D) 4

22.) How long did each F-117A sortie average in Operation Desert Storm?
A) 2 hours
B) 4 hours
C) 6 hours
D) 8 hours

23.) Name 2 aircraft with a wingspan of less than 22 feet 5 inches.
A) X-15A-2 & F-104 Starfighter
B) X-3 Stiletto & F-104 Starfighter
C) X-31 EFM & X-15A-1
D) X-1E & X-3 Stiletto

24.) What U.S. secret project was the X-3 Stiletto developed under?
A) HS-1138
B) MX-656
C) MX-2704
D) HS-115

25.) What is the only non-orbital U.S. Space Shuttle to date?
A) Atlantis
B) Challenger
C) Columbia
D) Discovery
E) Endeavour
F) Enterprise

26.) True or False? The F-22 Raptor can hold nearly double the weapons load over the YF-23 Black Widow II.


You’re watching an aircraft race. There are three competitors in this competition; the C-5 Galaxy (2nd largest operational aircraft), the A-10 ‘Warthog’, and the B-2 Spirit (most expensive aircraft in the world). According to their top speeds, what places (first, second, third) will each aircraft come in?
A) First - B-2 Spirit, Second - A-10 ‘Warthog’, Third - C-5 Galaxy
B) First - A-10 ‘Warthog’, Second - C-5 Galaxy, Third - B-2 Spirit
C) First - C-5 Galaxy, Second - B-2 Spirit, Third - A-10 ‘Warthog’


You’re watching an aircraft race. There are five competitors in this competition; the F-4E Phantom II, the F-14A Tomcat, the F-15C Eagle, the F-16C Falcon, and the F/A-18C Hornet. According to their top speeds, what places (first, second, third, etc) will each aircraft come in?
A) First - F-15C Eagle,
Second - F-14A Tomcat,
Third - F-16C Falcon,
Fourth - F/A-18C Hornet,
Fifth - F-4E Phantom

B) First - F-15C Eagle,
Second - F-14A Tomcat,
Third - F-4E Phantom,
Fourth - F-16C Falcon,
Fifth - F/A-18C Hornet

C) First - F-15C Eagle,
Second - F-14A Tomcat,
Third - F/A-18C Hornet,
Fourth - F-4E Phantom 2,
Fifth - F-16C Falcon

29.) What aircraft is the most successful jet trainer in history?
A) T-33 Shooting Star
B) T-38 Talon
C) T-45 Goshawk

30.) How much smaller/larger is the B-1b Lancer’s payload compared to the Tu-160 Blackjack’s (largest bomber in the world)?
A) One-Quarter - 1/4
B) One-Half - 1/2
C) Equal
D) Double
E) Triple

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