Grounded flier? Don't fret. Earn your wings with our planespotting quiz
What's your score: novice planespotter or a aviation geek?
Can you look out an airport or airplane window and tell the difference between an Airbus A350 and a Boeing 787 Dreamliner? Spot the key markers of a Boeing 777 that separate it from a 767? Now's your chance to learn.
Frequent fliers who have been grounded due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting decline in air travel can keep their planespotting skills sharpened with this TravelSkills Planespotting quiz. (Update: 2,000 readers have taken the quiz since Sunday, with an average score of 77%- test your knowledge!)
In the 10-question quiz below we will test your ability to identify the planes you see in the skies or at the airport. What’s the most distinguishing feature of a Boeing 777? Take our fun 3-minute quiz. (If you can't see the quiz embedded below, you can link to it here.)
Scroll down for some help studying for the quiz if you need it. We've included links to our previous planespotting posts.
Take the quiz and get your score! Based on your performance, you’ll be named Aviation Geek, Aviation Nerd, Aviation Enthusiast, Pretty Good Plane Spotter or Novice Plane Spotter. Which one are you? Share your status and YOUR best planespotting tips with us in the comments below!
These posts should help you sharpen your planespotting skills:
Planespotting: Boeing 787 Dreamliner vs Airbus A350
Planespotting: Boeing 737 vs Airbus A320
Planespotting: Boeing 767, 777 & Airbus A330
Planespotting: Airbus A320 family differences
So how did you do? Share your planespotting tips in the comments, compare your score with fellow frequent fliers!
Read all recent TravelSkills posts here
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