By Jul DeGeus
By Jul DeGeus
The student project of building a World War One aircraft has had many students volunteering their time after class and on their non-school day (Friday). Building something as truly unique as this WW1 Nieuport 24 aircraft takes a lot of volunteers. Here are some pictures of some of those people as they keep up the build.
One of our graduates who has dedicated many, many hours is Gary Garnes. Gary is pictured below checking the position of a small metal plate for alignment. Gary completed the program here at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Chesapeake, Virginia and is in the process of passing his Oral and Practical tests.
AIM Chesapeake students are working hard on the Nieuport 24 project. Here are a number of photos showing the students hard at work on the torque tubes and upper wing brackets. Don’t forget to read this entire post as there is a special spotlight on AIM Chesapeake student Van Crudup below.
In our first two pictures we have Delano Jones, Van Crudup and Marcus Cook diligently working on a main torque tube for the flap of our Nieuport 24 World War One aircraft. …
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THE UPPER WINGS ARE ALMOST DONE!
Team Nieuport at Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Chesapeake is currently working on finishing the drag and anti-drag wires , and aileron / torque tube installation . This will complete fabrication and construction of the upper wing assemblies on this fascinating World War I aircraft. Other projects in the works include; bolting the wing assemblies together, fabricating and installing the cabane struts, mounting the upper and lower wing assemblies on the fuselage, and completing the engine cowling.
Team Nieuport, a group of student aircraft maintenance technicians from Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Chesapeake, Virginia, enjoyed showing off the progress that they have made on the build of their WWI aircraft that they have made in the last few months. Many visitors at the “Warbirds Over the Beach” aviation airshow stopped by to learn more about the AIM student project, and the history of the World War One Nieuport 24 aircraft.