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Can You Identify These 7 Airline Jets?

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Ever wonder what it's like to be an airline pilot? Let's see if you know your jets first...


  1. 1) You're flying a Boeing 787. What jet are you climbing into?

    The 787 is highlighted in green. The cockpit windows are some of most identifying features of the jet.

    The 787 is highlighted in green. The cockpit windows are some of most identifying features of the jet.

  2. 2) This one looks a little bit like the space shuttle. What cockpit are you getting into?
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    This is an MD-80 cockpit. And those are a lot of buttons and dials.

    This is an MD-80 cockpit. And those are a lot of buttons and dials.

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  3. 3) You look up and see a Boeing 747 overhead. Which one is the 747?

    The 747 is highlighted in green. One of the most distinct features is its highly swept wings - at 37.5 degrees.

    The 747 is highlighted in green. One of the most distinct features is its highly swept wings - at 37.5 degrees.

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  4. 4) You enter a time warp, and you look out the window at the ramp. This is a:
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    This is the Lockheed L-1011 - the "TriStar". After 250 of them were built, Lockheed withdrew from the commercial airline industry.

    This is the Lockheed L-1011 - the "TriStar". After 250 of them were built, Lockheed withdrew from the commercial airline industry.

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  5. 5) How many cockpit windows does the Boeing 777 have?
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    The 777 has 6 cockpit windows.

    The 777 has 6 cockpit windows.

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  6. 6) Close-up time. This is a:
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    This is an Airbus A380. The cockpit window shape, plus the bulging fuselage, make it stand out.

    This is an Airbus A380. The cockpit window shape, plus the bulging fuselage, make it stand out.

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  7. 7) You're waiting for your paperwork at the gate before you fly this jet. What is it?
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    This is a Boeing 757. The "drooping" windows are a dead-givaway on this closeup.

    This is a Boeing 757. The "drooping" windows are a dead-givaway on this closeup.

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Well, that could have gone better. But it could have been worse!

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Looks like you've been paying attention to your jets...or at least those safety briefing cards in the seat pockets.

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Your jet knowledge level: Expert

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Ready to put your flying career in motion? Whether you want to start your aviation career, or you just have a few questions about learning to fly, get in touch with the UND Aerospace team today.

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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