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What Decade Did These Aircraft First Fly?

When did these aircraft first take flight? Take the quiz and find out.


  1. 1) What decade did the F-117 first fly?
    Wikipedia

    You got it! The F-117's first flight was on June 18th, 1981.

    The F-117's first flight was on June 18th, 1981.

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  2. 2) What decade did the Boeing 747 first fly?
    Adrian Pingstone

    You got it! The Boeing 747's first flight was February 9th, 1969.

    The Boeing 747s first flight was February 9th, 1969.

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  3. 3) What decade did the Beechcraft Bonanza first fly?
    Alan Radecki

    You got it! The Beechcraft Bonanza's first flight was December 22nd, 1945. It also is the longest continuously produced aircraft in the world.

    The Beechcraft Bonanza's first flight was December 22nd, 1945. It also is the longest continuously produced aircraft in the world.

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  4. 4) What decade did the Airbus A300 first fly?
    Konstantin von Wedelstaedt

    You got it! The A300's first flight was October 28, 1972.

    The A300's first flight was October 28, 1972.

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  5. 5) What decade did the MiG-29 first fly?
    KGyST

    You got it! The MiG-29's first flight was October 6th, 1977.

    The MiG-29's first flight was October 6th, 1977.

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  6. 6) What decade did the Cirrus SR-20 first fly?
    Wikipedia

    You got it! The SR-20's first flight was March 21, 1995.

    The SR-20's first flight was March 21, 1995.

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  7. 7) What decade did the F-14 first fly?
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    You got it! The F-14's first flight was December 21, 1970

    The F-14's first flight was December 21, 1970

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  8. 8) What decade did the U-2 first fly?
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    You got it! The U-2's first flight was on August 1st, 1955.

    The U-2's first flight was on August 1st, 1955.

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  9. 9) What decade did the Boeing 787 first fly?
    H. Michael Miley

    You got it! The Boeing 787's first flight was December 15, 2009.

    The Boeing 787's first flight was December 15, 2009.

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Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at colin@boldmethod.com.

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