Any Questions? #68

Dec 14, 2012

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take to the friendly skies with a quiz about airplanes.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase FIRST STATE. Change one letter to an O and you can rearrange the result to spell the six-letter name of a game, and what you might be sitting on when you play that game. What is the game and what is the thing?
Answer: If you change one of the Ts to an O, you can spell TETRIS and SOFA.

On-air questions: On December 14, 1903, the Wright brothers made their first attempt at powered flight at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. (The first flight lasted about three seconds, after Wilbur pulled up too sharply and stalled the aircraft.) To commemorate that event, our quiz this week is about airplanes.
1. What aircraft made its final commercial landing in the U.S. on May 20, 2003, after a flight operated by Air France took off from Paris and landed in New York City?
2. The main section of an airplane that carries passengers, crew, and cargo, and also helps with control and stabilization, is known by what eight-letter word beginning with F?
3. Airports are each assigned a three letter code, such as ALB for Albany International Airport. In what European city would you find, among others, airports with the codes LGW, LCY, and LHR?
4. In 2010 and 2011, the World Trade Organization ruled that the airplane manufacturer Airbus had received improper subsidies from European governments. It also ruled in 2011 that what rival manufacturer had received aid in violation of WTO rules?
5. The quote at No. 79 on AFI's list of 100 Movie Quotes is from the 1980 movie Airplane! It starts with the line "Surely you can't be serious." What's the response that finishes the quote?

Extra credit
1. In the comic strip Peanuts, what type of aircraft does Snoopy imagine himself flying when he pretends to be a World War I flying ace?
2. The television series Lost, created by J. J. Abrams, chronicles the events following the crash of a flight operated by the fictional Oceanic Airlines. What two other television series created by J.J. Abrams also referenced Oceanic Airlines?

This week's challenge
Think of an eight-letter word beginning with T that names a part of an airport. Change one letter to an O to spell the name of a foreign city. What is it?

On-air questions

1. The Concorde
2. Fuselage
3. London (the codes are for Gatwick, City, and Heathrow airports)
4. Boeing
5. “I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.”

Extra credit
1. Sopwith Camel
2. Alias and Fringe