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.
Rear spar box, blasted and painted.
Upper wing frame with spar boxes, metal and wood struts.
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working on the spar boxes
Close up of spar boxes
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.
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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The Sopwish Raffle Winner!
The student winner of the “Name My Pet Betta Fish” contest with his new AIM backpack!
Even the staff played long…
Some student participants in the bowling tournament.
There were several activities in the months of July and August at AIM Manassas promoted to get the students excited and involved with campus life and promoting a sense of community, while keeping in the theme of aviation maintenance training. Some of the events were:
* Sopwith Camel contest
* Remote controlled car obstacle course
* Student and staff bowling tournament
* Name my pet contest with prize of $25 AIM backpack
* Veteran’s workshop for Veterans, Active Duty and Reserve personnel
* National Aviation Day celebration with Auntie Anne’s hot pretzels
* Ice cream social
* Sign up period for the American football elimination contest (top prize is $300 tool kit)
* Shoe donation drive for one of our student’s home country in West Africa
Student, Ben-Joel Ndjami drilling wire tabs
Bending, shaping and cutting remaining spar clips (5). Bending and shaping spar box ends, and drilling holes in wire tabs for clips.
Metal fabrication continues as students and faculty work together to complete the Aileron Hinges. The Sopwitch Camel project continues to stay on schedule, as we prepare to begin cabling the spars and brackets of the upper wing.