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Quiz 52 -- History of the air

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1. The first nonstop Concorde flight between the US and Europe (1973) occurred between which two airports?

2. What airline did the Beatles use to fly to New York in Feb. 1964?

3. What airports did the flight in #2 use (use names correct as of 1964, please!)

4. In 1936 & 1937, the airship Hindenburg flew commercial flights from this German city to Rio de Janeiro and Lakehurst, NJ?

5. After the Hindenburg burned in 1937, Zeppelin Company wanted to replace hydrogen gas with helium in their airships, but the US (then the sole source) prohibited sales of helium to Germany after what 1938 annexation?

6. Which airport in Europe receives the most daily flights of the superjumbo A380?

7. What is the westernmost destination served by easyJet?

8. 11 members of Manchester United were killed when a British European Airways Flight crashed shortly after taking off from this now closed Munich Airport.

9. Picasso’s most famous work is based on the aerial bombing of what Basque Spanish town?

10. What was the name of the German armed forces legion based in Spain that carried out the bombing raid in #9? Hint: It’s the same name as a German low cost airline.

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