AIM Manassas keeps busy at aviation career school

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.

Thomas Sopwith

Our inspiration!

Close up of aircraft plans

Another close up of the plans

A wide angle shot of the plans

Brace Wires

Center Wing Section

Wooden Ribs

Leading edge of the wing.