Name that Plane

Departments - Aviation Appreciation

Aerospace Manufacturing and Design welcomes all aircraft enthusiasts to join the fun and NAME THAT PLANE! Each issue, a new aircraft will be featured. Given a photo and a clue box, readers are encouraged to guess what plane is being described and submit their answers to

March 31, 2020

JAN/FEB 2020 winner:

Nathan Buchanan, Tooling/Electrode Design Engineer, Graphel Corp., West Chester, Ohio

How long have you been in the aerospace business? 23 years

How did you become interested in aircraft? I have had a slight obsession with aircraft and aircraft engines since I was a toddler. Something about how a man-made object can fly in the air and at such great speeds just blows my mind.

What is your favorite aircraft and why? The PBY-5 Catalina. There’s something about that high-sitting wing and the engines that just makes it a great-looking plane.


Nicholas Mohr, Operations Engineering Manager, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Savannah, Georgia

William Ress, Owner High Sierra Microwave, Camino, California

Submission Procedure

To enter the contest, visit and fill out the provided entry form. Only completed forms will qualify. A full set of rules is provided.

The entry deadline for this issue’s contest is May 6, 2020.Winners will be announced in the June 2020 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!

Look what Nathan won!

Enter today to win your own high-quality desktop aircraft replica!