Aerospace/Aviation Challenge

Sponsored by The Boeing Company and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Greater Huntsville Section

The Greater Huntsville Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) challenges you to a friendly, but competitive, online game of aerospace- and aviation-themed questions in the areas of science and technology, history, pop culture, current events, literature, fine arts, and geography.

This is your chance to put all of that awesome, random knowledge related to the aerospace industry to good use! All those interesting facts and tidbits you’ve accumulated over the years now finally have a purpose and might even win you an award and bragging rights!

Starting Thursday, September 15 and running through Tuesday, September 20, the game will be available for free for everyone. You may play at any time within the six-day window. The game was crafted by National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) using its Buzzword platform. NAQT is the supplier of question sets used at academic quiz bowl tournaments throughout the country, including national championships.

Buzzword games mimic the “tossup” questions found in quiz bowl. The player listens to a series of spoken clues about a single answer. When the player recognizes one of the clues, they can click a button to “buzz” in and enter their answer. The clues intentionally start difficult, but get easier. More points are scored for answering earlier.

To get a feel for the game, click below to play a sample game consisting of five questions.

The official game will have 50 questions. You’ll play under one of four divisions: Middle School, High School, College, or Open (i.e., everyone else). For the official game you’ll need to create an NAQT account, which only takes a few seconds. NAQT will not share your email address. The official game should take 15–20 minutes.

Create Account

Once you have an account, you can register for the official game:

Register for the Official Game

Once the results are finalized, the top scorer in each division will be notified.

Please do not discuss the questions and answers from the official game with anyone else, as that would compromise the integrity of the game. Anyone who previously played this game through the AIAA Greater Huntsville Section is not eligible to play the public game.