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Can you identify these aircraft, people, places, events or miscellany which have played a part in the not so long history of aviation.
Last updated: January 2, 2020
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He sketched an 'aerial screw' in 1489, an early predecessor to the helicopter.
Leonardo da Vinci
Last name of the French brothers who made the first manned flight in a hot air balloon.
German pioneer who was the first person to make successful glider flights in the 1890's.
First name of the Wright brother who made the first successful powered flight in 1903.
First person to cross the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft.
The nickname of WW1 fighter ace, Manfred von Richthofen
Year in which Charles Lindbergh made his non-stop solo transatlantic flight.
... and the name of the aircraft used for that transatlantic flight.
Spirit of St. Louis
Nickname for the giant wooden aircraft designed by Howard Hughes.
Early aviation pioneer and the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia in 1930.
Company responsible for the design of the legendary Spitfire aircraft.
Holder of the first patent for a turbojet engine on which most modern jets are based.
Nickname of the Boeing Superfortress which dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Aircraft in which Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947.
First purpose-built jet airliner which first flew in 1949
de Havilland Comet
National airline of Spain
UK's iconic delta wing strategic bomber which saw its RAF introduction in 1956.
USA's largest international air carrier from 1927 until its collapse in 1991.
Soviet supersonic competitor to Concorde.
Large German passenger-carrying rigid airship which crashed spectacularly in 1937.
Year in which the Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' made its maiden flight.
Spy plane in which Gary Powers was shot down over the USSR in 1960.
Russian-American aviation pioneer, particularly in the field of helicopters
European aircraft manufacturer and major competitor to Boeing.
Name of either of Tokyo's major international airports.
Narita or Haneda
Name of the aircraft which made the first non-stop, around the world, flight in 1986.
Common name for an aircraft's Flight Data Recorder or Cockpit Voice Recorder
Brazilian aerospace company that produces a large range of different aircraft types.
Pilot of the aircraft in the "Miracle on the Hudson" crash landing in 2009.
Name of Boeing's successful 787 twin engine airliner.
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