The Wonders of Aviation

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North Carolina location of the Wright brothers’ first flights.
German ex-cavalryman with 80 air combat victories, and nemesis of a doghouse-flying beagle.
1980 movie where an airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don't call him Shirley.
European company that makes commercial aircraft including the A380, the world's largest commercial airliner
1984 TV show starring Jan-Michel Vincent, Ernest Borgnine and a rogue high tech military helicopter
The deadliest terrorist attack on British soil was the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jet flying over this location.
CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers was piloting this craft when he was shot down over the USSR in 1960
Name of the first Space Shuttle built for NASA
2008 Republican presidential nominee whose A-4 Skyhawk jet was shot down in Vietnam in 1967
Who said: “Enough is enough! I have had it with these ***ing snakes on this ***ing plane!”
Famous industrialist who set transcontinental and global speed records; played by Leonardo DiCaprio in a 2004 movie
The art deco spire atop the Empire State Building was built to accommodate what kind of aircraft?
Famous woman flyer who in 1931 set the highest altitude record in an autogyro (an early form of helicopter). She is better known for the record she didn't make...
US actor who made US Army Air Corps training films, then won two Distinguished Flying Crosses and an Air Medal for air action over Nazi Germany
Name of the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft that flies like an airplane and lands like a helicopter. Named after a fish-eating bird of prey.

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Created Jun 5, 2011ReportNominate
Tags:aircraft, airplane, aviation, wonder