AIM Chesapeake Virginia is still working on their WW1 Nieuport 24 for the Great War Aircraft Project
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.
Gary Garnes checking small metal plate on WW1 Nieuport 24
Closer look at Gary checking small metal plate on WW1 Nieuport 24
Zooming in on small metal plate on WW1 Nieuport 24
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Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Chesapeake students are working hard on their Nieuport 24
AIM Cheapeake students Delano Jones, Van Crudup, and Marcus work on torque tube of Nieuport 24 flap.
Another shot of Chesapeake students Delano Jones, Van Crudup, and Marcus working on torque tube of Nieuport 24 flap.
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.
Fabricated parts (cabane struts, wing mounts, attachment brackets) awaiting installation onto upper wings.
The Nieuport and it’s completed parts.
Travis & Feliz fabricating the lower engine cowling.
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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.
Team Nieuport at the airshow.
Gary Garnes explains to passing visitors, the progress of the warbird replica.
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This past weekend was Suffolk’s Festival of Flight, a fly-in where numerous pilots of light-sport, home-built, and experimental aircraft gather together. The WWI Nieuport built by the volunteer students at Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Chesapeake, Virginia, was placed on display for the two-day event. Both aviation school students and faculty volunteered with setup and breakdown each day, as well as provided information to the public on the WWI aircraft project’s construction and progress.
Nieuport on display for the public at Suffolk Executive Airport
Nieuport at the Festival of Light
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