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Aviation History

Can you identify these aircraft, people, places, events or miscellany which have played a part in the not so long history of aviation.
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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.
Montgolfier
German pioneer who was the first person to make successful glider flights in the 1890's.
Otto Lilienthal
First name of the Wright brother who made the first successful powered flight in 1903.
Orville
First person to cross the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft.
Louis Bleriot
The nickname of WW1 fighter ace, Manfred von Richthofen
Red Baron
Year in which Charles Lindbergh made his non-stop solo transatlantic flight.
1927
... 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.
Spruce Goose
Early aviation pioneer and the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia in 1930.
Amy Johnson
Company responsible for the design of the legendary Spitfire aircraft.
Supermarine
Holder of the first patent for a turbojet engine on which most modern jets are based.
Frank Whittle
Nickname of the Boeing Superfortress which dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Enola Gay
Aircraft in which Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947.
Bell X-1
First purpose-built jet airliner which first flew in 1949
de Havilland Comet
National airline of Spain
Iberia
UK's iconic delta wing strategic bomber which saw its RAF introduction in 1956.
Avro Vulcan
USA's largest international air carrier from 1927 until its collapse in 1991.
Panam
Soviet supersonic competitor to Concorde.
Tupulev Tu-144
Large German passenger-carrying rigid airship which crashed spectacularly in 1937.
Hindenburg
Year in which the Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' made its maiden flight.
1969
Spy plane in which Gary Powers was shot down over the USSR in 1960.
Lockheed U2
Russian-American aviation pioneer, particularly in the field of helicopters
Igor Sikorsky
European aircraft manufacturer and major competitor to Boeing.
Airbus
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.
Voyager
Common name for an aircraft's Flight Data Recorder or Cockpit Voice Recorder
Black Box
Brazilian aerospace company that produces a large range of different aircraft types.
Embraer
Pilot of the aircraft in the "Miracle on the Hudson" crash landing in 2009.
Chesley Sullenberger
Name of Boeing's successful 787 twin engine airliner.
Dreamliner
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