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Old May 8, 19, 1:31 am
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AIRPORT QUIZ QUESTIONS

1. In 2009 a US Airways Airbus A320 climbing away from New York’s LaGuardia Airport struck a flock of birds, disabling both engines. The aircraft was forced to ditch on the Hudson River and the incident later became the subject of the movie “Sully”. Bird strikes are a problem at airports all over the world. According to statistics released by the FAA, from January 1st, 2000 to November 30, 2008, this U.S. airport had the most reported total bird strikes in the U.S. with 2,090. What airport was it?

2. In the early 1970s, this city’s NFL team won the Super Bowl. The charter flight returning the team from its Super Bowl victory had to be diverted from their home city’s main airport to its as yet unfinished new airport due to a runway incursion by fans hoping to greet the team upon its arrival. Identify the NFL team and which airport this charter flight landed at.
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3. In 1968, Salt Lake City Municipal Airport was renamed Salt Lake City International Airport. Identify the international route and the airline that flew it that precipitated this name change.
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4. Denver International Airport’s runway 16R/34L, measuring 16,000ft long, is the longest commercial runway in North America. Without looking them up on the internet, can you identify the second and third longest commercial runways in the U.S.? And if you can't look 'em up without consulting the internet - pffft! Why bother?

5. The designer of St. Louis’ famous 630’ tall Gateway Arch also designed two prominent terminal buildings at two major U.S. international airports. Identify the designer and the two airport terminal buildings he designed.
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6. What was the first airport in the world to operate scheduled international commercial services? Where did the flight go?

7. What was the first airport in the world to install moving sidewalks?

8. I have identified seven airports serving significantly large U.S. cities (not counting regional or general aviation airports) that are named after U.S. presidents. Can you identify all seven of them? Of course you can! Git after it!
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9. Washington’s Dulles International Airport, which opened in 1962, was the first commercial airport in the U.S. specifically designed for commercial jets. As such, what was the first commercial airliner to land at IAD?
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10. This U.S. city’s airport was the first to have an air traffic control tower and a radio controlled air traffic control system. Name it.

11. In 2002, this was the first U.S. airport to federalize its security force after the passage of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act. It is effectively known as the birthplace of the TSA. So then, which airport is it?

12. This airport (NOT in the U.S.) has the first as well as the oldest Duty Free shop in the world. Which airport is it? G'wan now! No peeking on the internet!
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13. This International Airport (NOT in the U.S.) was the first airport to be built completely on an artificial island. Can you identify it?
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14. This International Airport (NOT in the U.S.) was the first to have its terminal building integrated with a railway station where you could board trains direct into the city. And the airport is...?
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15. The first jet to serve Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport was a _________________ operated by _________________ flying from Phoenix to _____________________.

16. The first airline to serve Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport (Known as Detroit Wayne Major back in 1954) was _________________ flying a _________________from Detroit to __________________ and __________________.

17. Miami International Airport enjoys service from some of the world’s oldest airlines. Which airline offered the first pure jet service into Miami? (We don deal wit no steenkin' propjet Electras!!) What kind of jet was it and where did it fly into MIA from?

18. The first jet to serve Manchester Airport (UK) was a _________________ operated by _________________ flying from Manchester to _____________________.
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19. The first jet to serve Providence’s T. F. Green Airport Airport was a _________________ operated by _________________

20. This airport served as the primary filming location for the film Airport, though the film presented the airport as a fictional Chicago-based Lincoln International Airport. Do any of you have any idea which airport was used as the backdrop in this movie?

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