Aviation Institute of Maintenance – Chesapeake students are working hard on their Nieuport 24

Cheapeake students work on torque tube
AIM Cheapeake students Delano Jones, Van Crudup, and Marcus work on torque tube of Nieuport 24 flap.
AIM Chesapeake students work on torque tube
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.

AIM Chesapeake student works on aileron torque tube
AIM Chesapeake student Charles Ryder works on torque tube for Nieuport 24 aileron.

Another student Charles Ryder is pictured working on the aileron torque tube.

Chesapeake student files down upper wing brackets
AIM Chesapeake student Georgi Stanoev files down the upper wing brackets for the Nieuport 24.
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Another shot of AIM Chesapeake student Georgi Stanoev working on the brackets for the Nieuport 24.

Helping to make sure these brackets are constructed to the correct dimensions is Georgi Stanoev who is filing down the brackets by hand.

The work by our students is overseen by a certificate Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) person.

Here we have a picture of the brackets that will go on the upper wing to attach the flying wires.
Here we have a picture of the brackets that will go on the upper wing to attach the flying wires.
Adding a Chesapekae student to the Nieuport 24 aircraft logbook
A&P Instructor Dudley adding a new student to the Nieuport 24 project Aircraft Logbook.

In this picture you can see instructor Mr. Dudley (A&P) setting up a new student to the N24 project with an Aircraft Logbook. These logbooks are for each team member to keep a record of all the work and accomplishments that are performed on this aircraft.

N24 Student Spotlight

AIM Chesapeake student Van Crudup
AIM Chesapeake student Van Crudup

In our last picture we have Van Crudup who we saw in the first picture. Like many of our students here at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) in Chesapeake, Virginia Van got the aviation bug when he was in the military serving in Iraq. He was in the infantry and was promoted to the aviation unit. Here he saw the aircraft up close and wanted to learn more about them after watching people work on them.  He was hooked. Another soldier he knew told him about our school here in Chesapeake, Virginia and said “go there I liked it”.

Van’s goals are also take the Avionics classes because he said this will help him get more opportunities to work oversees as a civilian. So far he is on track.

Stay focused and follow your passion and you will succeed.” – Van Crudup

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