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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

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