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AIM Manassas Gets Visit from Vietnamese Embassy

Posted by on May 18, 2016

Vietnamese Deligation at AIM Manassas

It’s a long way to AIM Manassas from Vietnam, but well worth the travel; so said the delegation from the Vietnamese Embassy as they explored the campus of AIM Manassas back in February. Their purpose was simple; to find an appropriate facility to train their countrymen/women in fixing aircraft safely and effectively. John Allbright (Director of Education) and Jan Schoonmaker (Campus Executive Director) were the perfect hosts as they accompanied the guests around the campus pointing out the extensive handson equipment used in teaching students. Let us not forget the faculty, most of whom have over 20 years of field experience while also holding an A&P License. Near the lobby, next to the glowing AIM sign, the tour ended. The officials of Vietnam seemed pleased with the expertise and professionalism of the staff, faculty and curriculum taught. As the months go by our campus seems to become a magnet of diversity, brimming with chances to learn new cultures. This makes AIM Manassas a great place to study a vocation built on safely maintaining the globalization of travel as we know it today.

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AIM Manassas keeps busy at aviation career school

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013

How does Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Manassas keep busy?

Our WWI Sopwith Camel aircraft project participants have been very busy as they continue to work on the wing. Wooden ribs which help make the shape of the wing (fabric is attached to these) have been made and put in place. Detailed work has begun in making 50 nose and trailing edge ribs, and brace wires have been put in place which tie all the wooden parts together. The steel struts with a coat of primer have been inserted as well.

A picture of Thomas Sopwith hangs on the aviation career school hangar wall

Thomas Sopwith

Inspiration comes from image of Sopwith Camel posted on aviation career school hangar wall

Our inspiration!

Close up of aircraft plans on aviation career school table

Close up of aircraft plans

Another close up of the plans

Another close up of the plans

A wide angle shot of the plans on the aviation career school table

A wide angle shot of the plans

Brace Wires at AIM Manassas

Brace Wires

Center Wing Section at AIM Manassas

Center Wing Section

Wooden Ribs at AIM Manassas

Wooden Ribs

Steel Struts in aviation career school hangar

Leading edge of the wing be the wall at the aviation school
Leading edge of the wing.
the whole wing in the aviation career school hangar

Wing

Project Update for AIM Manassas Sopwith Camel

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012

Work on the project was affected by school delays and closing due to Hurricane Sandy. Project work this past week work has been slow, however, parts for the upper wing are on site and construction of the upper wing is nearly complete.

Aviation career school students build wings for Sopwith Camel

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012

Work continues on the upper wing for the WWI Sopwith Camel aircraft at this aviation career school in Manassas. Several spar boxes for the plane have been completed, painted and fitted. The metal struts are finally being attached where the wings of the Sopwith Camel join together. The student volunteers continue to work on finishing the clips.

AIM-Manassas instructors, Richard Lewis and Stuart Ehrlich, working on a spar box.

AIM-Manassas instructors, Richard Lewis and Stuart Ehrlich, working on a spar box.

Rear spar box for Sopwith Camel, blasted and painted.

Rear spar box, blasted and painted.

Sopwith Camel Upper wing frame with spar boxes, metal and wood struts.

Upper wing frame with spar boxes, metal and wood struts.

At the aviation career school the plans sit on the table

The Plans

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Upper Wing Spar Box

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012

spar blueprints

blueprints

Aviation Maintenance Technicians

working on the spar boxes

Close up of spar boxes

Close up of spar boxes

Spars

Can we paint, yet?

The aviation career school students at Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Manassas continued working on the spar boxes this week, concentrating on the upper wing spar box. Several have been blasted and are being prepped to be painted.

Aviation Maintenance Tech students work on Sopwith Camel

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012

Rear spar box with socket

Forward spar box

Rear spar box

Foward spar box in work

This week, the student aviation maintenance technicians try to finish the spar boxes for the Sopwith Camel war aircraft project.  They concentrated almost entirely on spar boxes in order to complete a top wing. The pictures are of a front spar box, rear spar box, forward spar box in work and a rear spar box with socket. The prints are provided to the aviation maintenance technician students to follow as they are making the spar boxes for the Sopwith Camel.

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