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Tuesday Trivia Returns!

by Jeremy Carlisle

Yes, it has been a long while since I posted a Tuesday 777 Triva question, however, I have decided to broaden the trivia horizons beyond the 777.  I will however, continue to post aircraft specific questions - especially with the Triple Seven to make up for lost time.

I want to re-launch this column with a very important trivia question that I've always wanted to ask not only the sports community but more so, especially, the aviation community.

Aviation Enthusiasts and Beyond

May 21st, 2013

Which international tennis stadium is named after a veteran pilot and war hero?   (Hint: an annual tournament is held in this venue every year with the same name as the stadium.)

And for extra credit:

I may post an expedited answer sooner than next Tuesday, however, please revisit next Tuesday for the answer (again) and next question!



  1. Oh... I'm at a loss. Only because I'm exhausted. I've been awake too many hours. I will tweet for you. We'll find the answer!

    1. Karlene welcome back!! Get some rest answer will come day after tomorrow!

  2. Wimbledon! I'm just guessing.

    1. Alex that is a great guess and you are very close geographically!!

  3. "Roland Garros Stadium" Named after Stade Roland. He was first pilot to solo across the Mediterranean Sea, invented a machine gun, and in WWI became an Ace for shooting down 5 enemy planes!

    1. Bingo! Yes, I posted about this last year on the other site, but wanted to see if everyone remembered. It is a fascinating fact and once again, proves that tennis is a pilot's sport.

  4. Thanks for the extra clue, wouldn't have got it otherwise. Roland Garros. Paris. The photo I think is photoshopped because of the relative positions of LFPG & LFPO and from what I remember there's a minimum of 3000ft over European stadiums.

    Paul Howard

    1. Paul, glad I could be of assistance. I am thinking the same thing on the photo, however, I think it is an American stadium. We shall see day after tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by and commenting with your responses!

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    1. Bayo, I noticed you had a duplicate response, so I deleted one. However, your answer is right on target!

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    1. Drats! I'm late to the contest. But I woulda failed anyway, lol! Good guess, Karlene. I would have been in there with Alex--Wimbledon, LOL! ;-)

    2. Eric, that is a very good guess! We shall see tomorrow.. Thank you for stopping by to take a shot at it! (get it - tennis - shot?) Sorry. LOL


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