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Quiz: Can You Answer These 6 Questions About The US Air Force?

Today, September 18th, is the US Air Force's birthday (happy birthday!). We won't tell you which one...yet. Good luck!


  1. 1) What year was the Air Force formed as a separate branch of the military?
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    That's right, the US Air Force was formed as a separate branch on September 18, 1947. 68 years!

    That's right, the US Air Force was formed as a separate branch on September 18, 1947. 68 years!

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  2. 2) Who was the first Chief of Staff of the Air Force?
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    Carl Spaatz was the first Chief of Staff, for a total of 216 days.

    Carl Spaatz was the first Chief of Staff, for a total of 216 days.

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  3. 3) How many different aircraft have the USAF Thunderbirds performed in?
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    That's right, they've performed in the F-84G Thunderjet, the F-84F Thunderstreak, F-100 Super Sabre, F-105 Thunderchief (only 6 shows), F-4 Phantom II, T-38 Talon, and F-16 Fighting Falcon (or Viper, for the Air Force personnel taking this quiz!)

    That's right, they've performed in the F-84G Thunderjet, the F-84F Thunderstreak, F-100 Super Sabre, F-105 Thunderchief (only 6 shows), F-4 Phantom II, T-38 Talon, and F-16 Fighting Falcon (or Viper, for the Air Force personnel taking this quiz!)

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  4. 4) What was the last conflict that produced a US Air Force "Ace" pilot?
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    The Vietnam War produced 5 "Aces", two pilots, two Weapons Systems Officers, and a Radar Intercept Officer. They were LT Randall "Duke" Cunningham (Navy), Capt. Steve Ritchie (Air Force), Capt. Charles B. "Chuck" DeBellevue(Air Force), Capt. Jeff Feinstein(Air Force), and LTJG William P. Driscoll (Navy).

    The Vietnam War produced 5 "Aces", two pilots, two Weapons Systems Officers, and a Radar Intercept Officer. They were LT Randall "Duke" Cunningham (Navy), Capt. Steve Ritchie (Air Force), Capt. Charles B. "Chuck" DeBellevue(Air Force), Capt. Jeff Feinstein(Air Force), and LTJG William P. Driscoll (Navy).

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  5. 5) What is the largest aircraft in the US Air Force's current inventory?
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    With a wingspan of 222 feet, length of 247 feet, and max takeoff weight of 840,000 pounds, the C-5 is the far the largest aircraft the USAF currently operates.

    With a wingspan of 222 feet, length of 247 feet, and max takeoff weight of 840,000 pounds, the C-5 is the far the largest aircraft the USAF currently operates.

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  6. 6) Where was the first class for the Air Force Academy held?
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    The first class of cadets were at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, CO in 1955. The site was moved to Colorado Springs in 1958.

    The first class of cadets were at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, CO in 1955. The site was moved to Colorado Springs in 1958.

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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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