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The Hardest Learjet Quiz You'll Ever Take

They were a pioneering force in business jet travel. How much do you know about Learjets?


  1. 1) What was the first Learjet model to take flight?
    Wikipedia

    The first flying model was the Learjet 23, making its first flight on October 7, 1963.

    The first flying model was the Learjet 23, making its first flight on October 7, 1963.

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  2. 2) When did the first Learjet flight occur?

    The first flight, a Learjet 23, was on October 7, 1963.

    The first flight, a Learjet 23, was on October 7, 1963.

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  3. 3) The Learjet 28 was the first production jet to use:

    The Learjet 28 was the first production jet to use winglets - a major step forward in aerodynamics.

    The Learjet 28 was the first production jet to use winglets - a major step forward in aerodynamics.

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  4. 4) In 1972, the FAA approved Learjet as the first business jet to operate from what?

    The Learjet was the first business jet approved to operate from gravel runways.

    The Learjet was the first business jet approved to operate from gravel runways.

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  5. 5) For years, Learjet held the speed record from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. What was the record flight time?

    The flight time was 4 hrs, 12 mins. It was later beat by the SR-71, with a flight time of 64 minutes.

    The flight time was 4 hrs, 12 mins. It was later beat by the SR-71, with a flight time of 64 minutes.

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  6. 6) In 1977, the FAA certified Learjets to operate to ______, the highest in civil aviation at the time.

    Learjet was the first certified to 51,000 feet. At that altitude, 89% of the Earth's atmosphere is below you.

    Learjet was the first certified to 51,000 feet. At that altitude, 89% of the Earth's atmosphere is below you.

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  7. 7) To demonstrate the capabilities of the Learjet 24, pilots made a record breaking round-the-world trip. How long did it take?

    The flight took only 50 hours and 20 minutes. That's barely over 2 days.

    The flight took only 50 hours and 20 minutes. That's barely over 2 days.

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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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