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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