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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Open Cockpit Aircraft?

How much do you know about them? Find out.


  1. 1) This is you flying along the Western Front in WWI. What airplane are you in?
    Bob Kelly

    This is the famous Fokker Dr.I.

    This is the famous Fokker Dr.I.

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  2. 2) This was one of the most commonly used training aircraft during WWII. What is it?

    This is the Boeing Stearman.

    This is the Boeing Stearman.

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  3. 3) Which allied fighter shot down the most enemy aircraft in WWI?
    thegreatlandoni

    The Sopwith Camel shot down more than any other allied aircraft - a total of 1,294.

    The Sopwith Camel shot down more than any other allied aircraft - a total of 1,294.

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  4. 4) What record did the Aeromarine 39 set in the US?
    Wikipedia

    The Aeromarine 39 was the first to land on an American aircraft carrier.

    The Aeromarine 39 was the first to land on an American aircraft carrier.

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  5. 5) The de Havilland Tiger Moth was one of the first aircraft to use differential ailerons. The aileron design was used to reduce:
    Airwolfhound

    The differential ailerons were built to reduce adverse yaw.

    The differential ailerons were built to reduce adverse yaw.

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  6. 6) What is the purpose of the aileron sticking out from the wing on this aircraft?

    Aileron horns were used to lighten control loads on the aircraft.

    Aileron horns were used to lighten control loads on the aircraft.

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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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