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It is ideal to have a low wing on a cargo aircraft.


Radar can be used to measure distance.


The MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B) can fly on its own with onboard computers.


Most flight test programs are done in California due to the state’s good weather.


Flying upside down makes it harder for pilots to peel away because lift and gravity are working against each other.


The RQ-14 Dragon Eye uses tail dragger landing gear.


The C-5 Galaxy has a t-tail.


All of the aircraft in the US Air Force’s fleet can be refueled in flight.


The C-5 Galaxy is the largest American cargo transport ever built.


Clarence “Kelly” Johnson is considered the greatest aircraft designer ever.


The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first aircraft with an ejection seat.


The Lockheed A-12 Oxcart has never been shot down.


Infrared-guided missiles seek a hot temperature source like the exhaust of an aircraft. Thus the best position to be in for a dogfight is slightly above and behind an enemy aircraft.


Every hour a military aircraft flies requires approximately 25 hours of maintenance.


The B-29 bomber that dropped nuclear bombs on Japan was also crucial in the USA victory in Europe during WWII.


The Lockheed Desert Hawk was built in SLO


A ramjet engine mixes and ignites incoming supersonic air and fuel to produce thrust.


The USA was the first nation to use a jet-powered fighter


The USA was the first nation to use a swept-wing fighter.


During WWI there were a lot of military cargo aircraft


Attack airplanes are smaller versions of bombers.


Sputnik 1 launched by the USSR in 1957 could orbit Earth in 96 minutes.


The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational supersonic bomber.


The US Air Force existed during WW II


What aircraft was titled “the Workhorse of WWII”?


Which aircraft is considered the “Heart and Soul” of our bomber fleet today?

B-52 Stratofortress

In order for a sonic boom to occur, what does an aircraft have to be traveling faster than?

speed of sound

The USA defense budget in FY2012 was $614 billion, six times greater than the closest competitor. Which country ranked second?


Which other countries besides the USA uses functional stealth technology in the design of their aircraft?


Which country originally developed the theory of stealth, however never successfully made an aircraft with stealth?


What was the first X-plane to break the sound barrier?

Bell X1

When did the term “pursuit” aircraft become null and void?

Late 1940s

What type of wing does the Grumman X-29 have?

Forward swept wing

What does IRST stand for?

Infrared Search and Track

What failed X-plane program led to the research of area ruling by Dr. Dick Whitcomb?

Douglas X-3 Stiletto9

What was the first operational air-to-air missile?

AIM 4 Falcon

What was the first production aircraft to have variable-sweep wings?

Bell X5

is the lockheed C-130 still in production?


Which bomber was built in 1952 with the intention of dropping bombs on USSR?

B-52 Stratofortress (boeing)

Which was the first jet cargo aircraft?

Boeing C-135 Stratolifter

Which is the most widely adopted UAV system in the world with over 19,000 produced?

RQ11 Raven

What is the main long-distance cargo aircraft used for airlifting today?

Locheed C5 Galaxy

What aircraft dropped the nuclear bombs on Japan in WWII?

B-29 Superfortress

What does AMRAAM stand for?

Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile

What does ASRAAM stand for?

Advanced Short Range Air to Air Missile

During WWII, America had which aircraft manufacturers?

Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bell, Curtiss, North America, Northrop, Republic, Server Sky

What was the name of the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan?

Little Boy

What was the name of the second nuclear bomb dropped on Japan?

Fat Man

What was the first bomber to incorporate stealth technology?

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

What was the first attack aircraft to incorporate stealth?

F117 Night Hawk

How many North American B-70s were built?


The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single engine fighter to augment which twin engine fighter?

F-15 Eagle

How many fighters and attack aircraft did South Korea possess at the beginning of the Korean War?


What war did the B-52 bomber use carpet bombing to defoliate trees?


What are some of the unique characteristics of the Lockheed SR-71?

holds speed and alt. records, speed of mach 3.2 and alt of 85000

The Boeing KC-135 is a military version of what commercial aircraft?


Who flew the first level supersonic flight?

Chuck Yeagar

Who was the first American in space?

Alan Shepard

Which satellite was the first passive communication satellite?


Stealth means defeating which five detection methods?

Visual, acoustics, radar, infrared, sensor contrails

What does SAM stand for?

Surface to Air Missiles

What is the Lockheed Sea Shadow?

experimental stealthy navy ship

What does ISR stand for?

Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance

In what state is Area 51 located?


What happened to the Lockheed Polecat aircraft during flight test?

self destructed

What is the first combat step in the USA modern order of battle?

clear the sky of enemy fighters

What was the first Mach 2 fighter?

Lockheed F-104 starfighter

. What is today’s Navy primary fighter?

F18 Super Hornet

How many variants of the F-35 are being developed at the same time?


What does VSTOL stand for?

Vertical (short) takeoff and landing

Are F-117 Nighthawks still in service?


Is it possible for a bomber to be launched from an aircraft carrier?


What was the most famous cargo aircraft of WWII?

Douglas C47 Skytrain

What is the greatest military cargo aircraft ever?

Lockheed C-130

What are UAVs with four vertical rotors called?


What is the power source of a nano hummingbird UAV?

AA battery

What are X-planes?

Experimental airplanes for new tech

What was the first manned hypersonic aircraft?

North American X15

What was the objective of NASA Project Mercury?

Put a person in orbit before USSR (ussr won)

How many original astronauts were there?


Who was the first American to reach orbit?

John Glenn

What was the objective of NASA Project Gemini?

Develop space travel tech in support of project apollo

What was the objective of NASA Project Apollo?

land a man on the moon and return safely to USA

What new company is attempting to take over NASAs role in space exploration?

Space Ex

Has anyone ever flown around the world non-stop in an aircraft?


Which bomber dropped the atomic bombs on Japan during WWII?


Which aircraft featured in Top Gun had an onboard radar jammer and an IRST?

F-14 Tomcat

Which manufacturer dominates the small UAV market?


What does the terminology F/A stand for?


Initially the U-2 was designed without landing gear.


What are some of the unique characteristics of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor?

stealth, supercruise, vectored thrust, high temperatures composites, made by bruce, shows info on windshield.

Initially the first U-2 flight over the Soviet Union was to land where?

No where

How many steam catapult launchers are there on Navy aircraft carriers?


Is the F-16 still in production?


Is the F-15 still in production?


Is the F-18 still in production?


What coating on cockpit canopy contributes to stealth features?

gold or tin oxide

Do stealth aircraft have external weapons in the stealth mode?


Has an unmanned aircraft landed on a Navy aircraft carrier?


Are there more fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters used in the attack mode?