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Fabric Covering – Team Chesapeake [Photos]

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014

Fabric Covering – Team Chesapeake [Photos]

The Nieuport 24 aircraft that the students are building at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) Team Chesapeake in Chesapeake, Virginia is moving along. This past week Oliver Faulk is utilizing what he learned in class and applying it immediately by covering one of the flight controls for our Nieuport 24. In the following pictures he is working the material and heating it up to tighten the fabric. Once the fabric is in place and tight he is shown taking a razor blade and closely cutting the excess material off. The flight control turned out great. Oliver says he really enjoys working on this project and he is doing a fantastic job! In the next couple of days we should have the left wing completed /installed so check back soon for more pictures on that.

If you are looking for an aviation school to get your Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate look no further because here at Team Chesapeake, Virginia, AIM has great student projects like building a World War One Aircraft to get involved in not to mention just minutes away to the best beaches in the mid-Atlantic!

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Right Wings Getting Connected – Team Chesapeake

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014

Right Wings Getting Connected – Team Chesapeake

Our World War I aircraft, the Nieuport 24 is getting closer to a completed aircraft every week.
We are focusing on getting the right lower wing attached to the outboard struts and fuselage. Last week we finished fabricating the parts and were working on the connection point for the wings and lower fuselage attachment point.
In the following pictures we also want to “welcome” Adeniyi Solomon Awolesi, a fairly new student at our campus that is volunteering to help build this aircraft. Adeniyi says he is having fun at our school and enjoys this opportunity to help build this aircraft. This is and always has been a student project with oversight from our certified Airframe and Power Plant mechanics, our Instructors. We have had hundreds of student help build this aircraft and it is a once in a life time opportunity to be part of something like this. It is not part of our curriculum, students volunteer after school hours and on Friday because we do not have classes then. Please look at the new pictures and click on them for a close-up.

We are the Aviation Institute of Maintenance located in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA. We do more than the rest for our students because we are the best!

Adeniyi Solomon Awolesi - Team Chesapeake

Adeniyi Solomon Awolesi getting ready to paint flight control


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Installing Right Lower Wing – Team Chesapeake

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014

Installing Right Lower Wing – Team Chesapeake [Photos]

The Nieuport 24 team has moved over from the left wing to the right wing. Team Chesapeake is working on the connection of the lower right wing to the fuselage. In the following pictures you will see the lower connection brace and mounting hardware. All these parts/materials are made here in our shop.

We have another new team member this week and we would like to “Welcome” John Dixon. John just started here at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) in Chesapeake, Virginia this past June. He is originally from Galax, Virginia. He said, in his town there were not many jobs available and since he always was interested in aviation he decided to come to our school. John said he has learned a lot and he likes his teachers. John is doing great in school and building/working on a World War One aircraft is extra special!

Please see the pictures below, click on them to enlarge and if you are looking for the best school to become an aircraft mechanic… look at AIM in Chesapeake, Virginia where you too can make history building a World War One aircraft. Come on by and take a tour!

John Dixon of Team Chesapeake prepping metal.

John Dixon prepping metal.


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Team Chesapeake – Left Wings In Place! [Photos]

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014

Team Chesapeake – Left Wings In Place! [Photos]

Last week the left wing outboard cabane struts were welded and now we have them installed. We also have the support cables connected and the upper and lower wing is secured in place without any outside support! We are very happy to make it to this stage and our Nieuport 24 is looking good!

Want to give a shout out to some new student team members, Travis Parker and Anthony Ericksen. Welcome!

Join our school and help us make history with our Nieuport 24 aircraft build.

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Lower Wing Aft Support Bracket – Team Chesapeake [Photos]

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014

Lower Wing Aft Support Bracket – Team Chesapeake [Photos]

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Team Chesapeake is working on the lower wing aft support bracket. Once they get this support done and get over their learning curve they will be set for the right wing. They are making progress as you can see in the pictures. A little more welding should do it and then they can move over to the right wing. Please click on each picture to get a close up of the item. Check back soon for more exciting pictures of Team Chesapeake’s Nieuport 24 World War One aircraft.

 

Left Lower Wing Aft Support - Team Chesapeake

Left Lower Wing Aft Support


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Wing Brackets – Team Chesapeake [Photos]

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Team Chesapeake is working on the mounting and installation of the cabane struts and aligning up the lower and upper wing on the left side of our Nieuport 24 World War One Aircraft. In the following pictures please see our first attempt to line-up the lower wing to the fuselage, the left support strut from the lower wing to upper wing, close-up pictures of the wing brackets, mounting areas and support cables installed on the front cabane struts. You can click on pictures for a larger image if you need to and check back soon for more interesting pictures of our World War One aircraft build by our Team Chesapeake students.

If you are looking to become an aviation mechanic we are the school for you! Give us a call a call now at 757-363-2121.

Team Chesapeake - Left lower wing connection

Left lower wing connection


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