AIM Chesapeake Virginia Still Coming Together and Working On Their WW1 Nieuport 24 Replica
Our Nieuport 24 is getting closer every month to becoming a great WW1 replica aircraft. Many students throughout the year have done some amazing work and volunteered their time after school to getting this aircraft closer to its maiden flight. Here at the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Chesapeake, Virginia/USA we are setting a goal of a June/July 2014 completion time frame. The following pictures show Travis Gogan working on the engine cowling installing rivets.
In the following pictures, Team AIM Chesapeake students Chaez Ryder and Adarian Adams work on the wing of the WW1 Nieuport 24.
Since the lower wings are basically completed, the upper wings have our full attention now. Since the upper wings have two spars and the lower wings only have one wing spar this is called a sesquiplane. Full size top wing while the lower wing has a smaller wing chord. Below you’ll find photos of the upper wing construction.
Student Spotlight – Karl Linscott
Karl Linscott is a night student who works construction during the day. He worked on cars before and served four years in the Navy. He is getting his Airframe and Powerplant in the near future but still finds time to work on the Nieuport 24 project. He is a very busy person. Some advice for students is to “Be prepared to study! Don’t just stand around and watch – do it”. Karl has followed his own advice and is always helping and getting involved to make things better!