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Think You Know Military Aviation? Take Our Quiz

Test your expert knowledge with these seven questions

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For all you Air Force veterans and military aviation buffs, here are some questions to amuse and infuriate you. They’re adapted for the AARP Veteran Report from our book Aviation Quiz Book: From Airbus to Zeppelin, which takes you from the highs of first flights, through many milestones, to the most modern aerial innovations.

These questions are designed to test the knowledge of novices and seasoned enthusiasts alike, hopefully stumping quite a few of you at some point along the way. So please, take this sample quiz, share it with friends, boast of your superior knowledge, groan with frustration — and have fun!

Think You Know Military Aviation? Take Our Quiz

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Khalem Chapman is deputy editor of Air Forces Monthly and also writes for Key Publishing’s other modern military titles Combat Aircraft and AIR International, along with its digital platform Key Aero. A three-time Aerospace Media Awards nominee, Khalem specializes in modern military aviation and has experience as a photographer, videographer and editor.


Martin Needham is an aviation photographer and journalist who is the editor of Aviation News magazine. He previously worked airside at Manchester Airport and was instrumental in the creation of aviation enthusiast events company


Questions are taken from Aviation Quiz Book: From Airbus to Zeppelin by Martin Needham and Khalem Chapman, published by Key Publishing, an imprint of Casemate Books. A must-have for aviation enthusiasts, the book covers all aspects of the military, commercial, general aviation and historic aerospace sectors.


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