This week at the Va.Beach Campus

Two of our students this week we very busy making forming jigs Here is one of our students in the process of tube bending. This procedure was accomplished by first filling the tube with sand and then capping off the ends before bending the tube. The tube is […]

Va. Bch after Spring Break

It has taken some time but we are on our way with materials on site. First we had to disassemble a Cessna 337 to remove it from our work area. This consisted of many students helping remove the aft section and wings. Second to overcome […]

Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter

We have received all of our plans. After reviewing the plans, this is not a simple aircraft, quite complicated for the era. We are building the frame with 4130 tubing. The tubing has been ordered along with the spruce for the spars and ribs. We […]


Atlanta has ordered it’s plans, We have found original drawings complete with fitting drawings. We have also found a company that sells updated drawings for a steel tube fuselage. From what we have read the 1 1/2 strutter was a good flying airplane with docile […]