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Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old Timer's Airline Quiz and Discussion

Old Dec 1, 11, 12:30 pm
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"What was the first U.S. airline to serve Canada, Alaska, Mexico and Hawaii?. "

I believe that was Western Airlines.
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Old Dec 3, 11, 1:32 pm
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Western it is!

Sorry I haven't been posting but I've been at sea for the past week (in Alaska, no cruise or anything) so I haven't been able to post. Back on land in a couple days.
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Old Dec 4, 11, 1:59 am
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"15. Name three US airlines that flew the British built BAC-111?"
"16. Name four more US airlines that flew the BAC-111 "

"15. American, Allegheny and Braniff"
"16. Pacific Express, Britt Air, Florida Express, Air Wisconsin, Mohawk, Air Illinois"

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Old Dec 4, 11, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by tonywestsider View Post
"15. Name three US airlines that flew the British built BAC-111?"
"16. Name four more US airlines that flew the BAC-111 "

"15. American, Allegheny and Braniff"
"16. Pacific Express, Britt Air, Florida Express, Air Wisconsin, Mohawk, Air Illinois"

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And Cascade.
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Good quiz some tough questions

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What was the first airline to use tail logo lights to illumianate the tail and why?
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Old Dec 4, 11, 5:48 pm
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2. Name one "flight 1" that travels in an easterly direction
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Old Dec 4, 11, 11:55 pm
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Originally Posted by TWAB747nomore View Post
Good quiz some tough questions

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What was the first airline to use tail logo lights to illumianate the tail and why?
I'll guess at this one. I'll say TWA because they wanted to illuminate the tail for marketing reasons. IMO, the tail illumination replaced the running light on top of the tail fin of Boeing jets so that the entire tail would be visible at night.
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Old Dec 5, 11, 12:21 am
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Originally Posted by tonywestsider View Post
I'll guess at this one. I'll say TWA because they wanted to illuminate the tail for marketing reasons. IMO, the tail illumination replaced the running light on top of the tail fin of Boeing jets so that the entire tail would be visible at night.

lol this is true, though pan am quickly followed suite by adding the lights and so did many other carreirs. It is a common Misconception that the lights are for safety.


TWA was also the first airline to show an inflight movie
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Old Dec 7, 11, 11:54 am
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Originally Posted by tonywestsider View Post
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In designing this quiz for folks at an airline collectibles convention some years ago, the intent was that respondants with a reasonable amount of knowledge about the subject could answer the questions off the top of their heads, without internet assistance. As such, it wasn't important that they know every single operator of, say, BAC-111s in the US, but rather, say, just seven of them. Of course there were other operators, but again, it was never important for respondants to know ALL of them. That's why I don't list all the answers, although for those of you who wish to add to the answers, good job for knowing.

Okay, here's another for you:

Name two South American airlines that operated the Convair 990 (I can think of three)
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Old Dec 7, 11, 12:13 pm
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Name two South American airlines that operated the Convair 990 (I can think of three)
Varig and APSA. I'd guess the third one was Peruvian too.
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Old Dec 7, 11, 1:33 pm
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The third was AREA Ecuador who operated its 990s in an all economy class configuration.

How about this: Name five non-European airlines that operated the Hawker Sidley Trident (Any variant)
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Originally Posted by Seat 2A View Post
The third was AREA Ecuador who operated its 990s in an all economy class configuration.

How about this: Name five non-European airlines that operated the Hawker Sidley Trident (Any variant)
Five airlines! Without using the internet, this is difficult.

I know CAAC, Cyprus Airways, Air Ceylon, Kuwait and Iraqi.
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Old Dec 7, 11, 2:46 pm
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Five airlines! Without using the internet, this is difficult.

I know CAAC, Cyprus Airways, Air Ceylon, Kuwait and Iraqi.
I know I am correct so I pose a new question.

Name 3 U.S. airlines that operated the 747SP. I can think of 5. I once flew on aboard a 747SP Brussels-Amsterdam.
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Old Dec 7, 11, 2:57 pm
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Name 3 U.S. airlines that operated the 747SP. I can think of 5.
Pan Am, TWA, United and American come immediately to mind. Was the other a supplemental? Oh wait! Braniff. I even flew that SP-27 as N150UA for United.

Name three U.S. airlines operated L-1011s between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii? (I can think of four)
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Originally Posted by Cattle Airlines View Post
Five airlines! Without using the internet, this is difficult.

I know CAAC, Cyprus Airways, Air Ceylon, Kuwait and Iraqi.
+ Pakistan
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