Aviation Appreciation

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AMD welcomes all aircraft enthusiasts to join in the fun and NAME THAT PLANE!

March 7, 2013

Aerospace Manufacturing and Design welcomes all aircraft enthusiasts to join in the fun and NAME THAT PLANE! Each issue, a new aircraft will be featured in the Aviation Appreciation section. Given a photo and a clue box, readers are encouraged to guess which plane is being described and send in their answers to the AMD staff.

Prizes include:
1st place:
A high-quality model
of the featured airplane complete with desk stand and winner’s certificate.


(2nd through 5th place)
An AMD consolation prize. These may be hats, pens, T-shirts, or other exciting products for your enjoyment.

Please send your answers via e-mail to: Matt Grasson, mgrasson@gie.net, with “Aviation Appreciation” in the subject line. Only e-mail entries will qualify.

The entry deadline for the March 2013 contest is May 8, 2013, with winners announced in the June/July 2013 issue of AMD.

Have fun and good luck!


Runners Up:

Joey Bruce Lewis, Project Engineer,

Moog Components Group Inc., Murphy, NC

Dan Olson, Sr. Manufacturing Engineer,
Ring Precision Components, Jamestown, NY

Denis Schryer, Design Engineer,

Colonial Tool Group Inc.,
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Ronald Slater, Sr. Manufacturing Engineer/Ergonomist,
Adams Rite Aerospace Inc., Fullerton, CA

Previous Issue's Winner:
Thomas Kiess

How long have you been in your current industry?
I have worked as an engineer for 28 years. I have been with Parker Aerospace for the past seven years, and with General Motors & Eaton prior to that.

How did you become interested in aircraft?
I have always been interested in Aircraft. As a child I used to watch B57 Canberras fly overhead from the ANG Base in Battle Creek, MI.

What is your favorite aircraft?
Easy answer, the P47D Thunderbolt at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo in gray/green camouflage and D-Day stripes. What a treat in past years to see and hear this aircraft making a low pass over the runway!

*Contestants may not win the first place prize more than once throughout the duration of the contest, and may only win consolation prizes once per calendar year. Due to the unpredictable nature of postal delivery, prizes will be determined by random drawing from all correct answers received, after a three week waiting period from the issue’s mailing date. The first drawing will name the 1st place winner, followed by four consecutive drawings for consolation prizes. Please send comments or feedback regarding the contest to Matt Grasson,