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Quiz: Which Aircraft Set These Records?

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  1. 1) Which of these aircraft holds the world's flight endurance record?

    The Cessna 172 holds the record of 64 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes and 5 seconds. The flight took place in 1958, outside of Las Vegas, NV. And that's a REALLY long flight.

    The Cessna 172 holds the record of 64 days, 22 hours, 19 minutes and 5 seconds. The flight took place in 1958, outside of Las Vegas, NV. And that's a REALLY long flight.

  2. 2) Which aircraft below holds the longest continual production run?

    The Bonanza has been produced since 1947, and still is today. That's longer than any other aircraft in the world.

    The Bonanza has been produced since 1947, and still is today. That's longer than any other aircraft in the world.

  3. 3) Which of these was the first commercial aircraft designed entirely through CAD software?

    It's Boeing's first fly-by-wire airliner, and it's also the first entirely computer-aided designed commercial aircraft.

    It's Boeing's first fly-by-wire airliner, and it's also the first entirely computer-aided designed commercial aircraft.

  4. 4) Which of these four jets was the first to fly Mach 2?

    On 20 November 1953, Scott Crossfield piloted the Skyrocket to Mach 2.

    On 20 November 1953, Scott Crossfield piloted the Skyrocket to Mach 2.

  5. 5) Which one of these was the first to fly with a fly-by-wire control system?

    The A320, which first flew in 1987, was the first all-digital fly-by-wire airliner.

    The A320, which first flew in 1987, was the first all-digital fly-by-wire airliner.

  6. 6) Which one was the first wide-body (twin aisle) passenger jet?

    The 747, which first flew in 1969, was the world's first wide-body passenger jet.

    The 747, which first flew in 1969, was the world's first wide-body passenger jet.

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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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