FOR SCAVENGER HUNT
BASED ON THE CONFIGUATION ON DECEMBER 12, 2011
THIS COVERS ONLY QUESTIONS THAT CAN BE ANSWERED FROM ITEMS FOUND IN THE LOWER DECK.
Question 1: Can you name the Wars each of the airmen represent in the statue
Located as you enter the museum? World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm.
Question 2: The statue at the front entrance has a dog beside one of the airmen.
Why was the dog in the statue? The dog was used under their jacket to keep them warm, during World War I the pilots flew with open cockpits.
Question 3: What was the name of the Navy’s first plane? Curtiss A1 Triad
Question 4: Why was it called “Triad”? It could operate on land, sea, and air.
Question 5: Each flag on the wall stands for a letter of the alphabet. Can you find
out what the seven flags mean? Located on the wall facing the entrance. Each flag on the wall stands for a letter of the alphabet. (Fly Navy)
Question 6: When did the Wright Brothers make their first of four successful
Flights? December 17th, 1903
Question 7: What was the name of the Wright Brother’ plane? The Wright Flyer
Question 8: During the famour day when the Wright Brothers made history,
How long was the fourth flight? 59 seconds covering 852 feet
Question 9: How far did the Wright Brothers fly during their first successful
Flight? 120 feet
Question 10: Which of the two Wright Brothers made the first flight? Orville Wright made the first successful flight
Question 11: What does the letters IMAX stand for? Nothing But is reconized around the world to stand for extraordinary and immersive family entertainment.
Question 12: Where are the two rotating Flight Simulators located? Second Level
Question 13: Where can you purchase Dog Tags? Second level
Question 14: What was the average life span of wooden propellers? Six months
Question 15: What were the first wooden propellers called? Screws
Question 16: What type of planes did U.S. Flyers fly during World War I? French Nieupor 21, English F-1 Sofwith Camel
Question 17: Who made these planes? French and English
Question 18: What famous plane did the Red Barron fly during World War I? Fokker DR-1 Dreidecler (Triplane) The museum has later model of the Fokker- the Fokker DV11
Question 19: What was strange about the engines in the planes U.S. Flyers flew
in World War I? Engine used castor oil plus the engine turns with the propeller
Question 20: What was the name of the first plane that crossed the Atlantic Ocean?
Question 21: What does the “N” stand for? Navy
What does the “C” stand for? Curtis
Question 22: What is the wing span of the NC-4? 126 feet
Question 23: What was the name of the Commander that piloted the plane
that first crossed the Atlanta? LCDR A.C. Reed USN
Question 24: What is famous about the plane with the tiger on it? “Flying Tigers” flew these planes against the Japanese
Question 25: What was the name of the plane the Flying Tiger Flew?
Question 26: Is there a plane in the museum that President Bush senior took his flight
training in? What is it called? Yes The NZ5 Stearman
Question 27: What kind of plane was president Bush senior flying when he was shot
down during World War II? The Avenger
Question 28: During World War II Alex Amber Von Tempsky Zabtiskie hosted
Hundreds of Naval Aviators in her Maui Island Home called Erehwon.”
What is unique about this name? Spelled backwards it spells “NOWHERE”
Question 29: What was one of the front line fighters of the U.S. Navy toward
The end of World War II? The F6F Hellcat. The Hellcat proved to be the most successful aircraft in Naval history. (Destroying 5,171 enemy aircraft)
Question 30: What type of plane did the black sheep squadron fly? F-4U Corsair
Question 31: Was there a famous pilot that few with the black sheep squadron
And with the flying tiger? Yes, Marine Colonel Gregory ”Pappy” Boyington
Question 32: Is there a plane in the museum that was at both Pearl Harbor
December 7th,1941 and the Battle of Midway on June 4th, 1942 (During
World War II)? Yes, the SBD Daunties
Question 33: What “WING” of PBY’S suffered heavily during the early stages of
World War II? Patrol Wing 10. Flew 245 missions, losing 41 of its 44 PBY’s
Question 34: Did the United States have a pilotless plane during World War II
If so, what was it called? Yes, the TDR Radio-Controlled N2C-2 The 1st smart bomb
Question 35: What was the Navy front line fighter, at the beginning of World
War II called? Naval aviation’s front-line fighter aircraft when the United States entered into World War II was the Wildcat
Question 36: Does the museum have a Japanese “ZERO”? Yes, hanging facing the Wildcat west wing
Question 37: Does the museum have the Japanese “GEORGE”?
(The ZERO Replacement) Yes, the Kawanishi, NIK2-J, and Shiden Kai
Question 38: What feature of the “GEORGE” displayed in the museum is
Very interesting? The bullet hole ( the Japanese soilder would hide in the cocpit-thus the bullet hole meant “security”
Question 39: Read the note that was found in this plane (GEORGE). What does it tell you? (No one answer to this one) One meaning could be that some Japanese did value life
Question 40: When did the war in the Pacific end? August 14th, 1945
Question 41: When did World War II in Europe end? May 8th, 1945
Question 42: Can you find at least plane types that the Blue Angels flew? The Blues flew a total of nine different planes staring just after World War II
Question 43: What aircraft carrier did the USS AKRON fly from? The aircraft in the sky-the rigid airship the USS Akron
Question 44: Did the Ford Motor company make fighter planes before and during World War II? No, they made bombers
Question 45: What helicopter was the first to fly off the deck of a ship? The HNS Hoverfly was the 1st helicopter to fly from the deck of a ship at sea
Question 46: What is the name of the first Navy helicopter and who manufactured it?
The HNS-1 was the 1st Navy helicopter; the first designed specifically for military use, and the first United States rotary-wing aircraft to be mass-produced. (built Sikorsky)
Question 47: Can you find information on all the aircraft carriers that the navy had during World War II? As you enter the building just to the left you will find a time-line of all the Naval Aircraft Carriers
Question 48: What major aircraft carriers were sunk during 1942 in World War II? USS Langley (CV-1)—USS Lexington (CV-2)—USS Yorktown (CV-5)—USS Wasp
(CV-7)—USS Hornet (CV-6)
Question 49: What is the first American aircraft to see a military action? MF-Boat
Question 50: Where did the first American military action with an aircraft take place?
During the Veracruz Insurrection in April 1914, the Curtiss Flying Boat became the first America military aircraft to ever fly a combat mission
Question 51: How much did the Curtiss MF-Boat (flying boat) cost to build? Both Curtiss and the Naval Aircraft factory build the Flying-Boat-at a cost of $5821-today’s dollar $84,798
Question 52: What country made the Nieuport 28 fighter aircraft during World War I?
Question 53: What company made the majority of the Navy fighters during World War II and what is unique about their names?
Grumman Aircraft Engineering, they were all named after cats
Question 54: What is the name of the PB2Y? Who used the one on display?
The Coronado the one on display was used by Admiral Sherman
Question 55: Did the Germans have a jet aircraft in World War II? If so, what was it called? Yes, Messerschmitt ME262 the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft
Question 56: What was the Navy’s first true supersonic plane called?
Question 57: What aircraft was John McCain flying when he was shot down? A-4 Skyhawk
Question 58: What aircraft was nicknamed the “Kittiecar”, Tinker Toy, or Scooter?
Question 59: How many aircraft carriers did the Navy have at the beginning of World War II? They were: Lexington, Saratoga, Ranger, Yorktown, Enterprise, Wasp, and Hornet
Question 60: What was the nickname of the Douglas AD Skyraider? “SPAD” nickname after a French World War I fighter
Question 61: What was the name of one of the Navy’s primary fighters during the Korean War? F9F Panther
Question 62: What was the name of Grumman’s first jet fighter? F9F Panther
Question 63: What is the name of the U.S. Navy’s first successful carrier-based jet fighter? F9F Panther
Hangar Bay One Answers
Question 1: What is the nickname of the first aircraft to land at the South Pole?
“Que Sera Sera” R4D-5l Skytrain
Question 2: What is the name and type of aircraft used by the Executive Flight Detachment responsible for transporting the President of the United States?
“Marine One” ( VH-3A Sea-King helicopter)
Question 3: What year did the VH-3A join the Executive Flight Detachment”
And what two Presidents used this helicopter? 1972 (Nixon and Ford)
Question 4: When was the H035 helicopter introduced to the Navy and Coast Guard?
And what is its nickname? 1945 (Dragonfly)
Question 5: What is the aircraft called that was used in Operation Deep Freeze?
And where was it used? NU 1 B Otter and Antarctic
Question 6: What was done by astronaut John Glen on 16 July 1975? He flew an RF-8A
Photoreconnaissance version of the F-8 Crusader to establish a transcontinental speed record.
Question 7: Why was the HH-52 given the name Guardian of the Sea?
Because the HH-52 can land on water or an ice cap and is able to assist distress person to be pulled to safety.
Question 8: What aircraft was flown in the South Vietnamese Air Force? And why did
It land on the Midway 30 April 1975? To escape with his wife and children to safety when he noticed he had only one hour of fuel left. He asked the Captain of the Midway to move his aircraft to the left of carrier so he could land his plane.
Question 9: Name the oldest Helicopter currently flying on the front lines?
Question 10: What was the nickname for the aircraft weighting 82,000 pounds?