Name that Plane

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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

January 29, 2020

Rapid-fire facts

  • First flight: Planned for 2020
  • Role: Develop electric aircraft certification standards
  • Developed from Tecnam P2006T
  • Primary user: NASA


  • Wingspan (Mod. IV): 32.8ft (10.0m)
  • Length: 28.5ft (8.7m)
  • Height: 9.3ft (2.8m)
  • Cruise speed: 172mph (at 8,000ft)
  • Motors: 12 high-lift x 19.3hp (14.4kW); 2 cruise x 64.5hp (48.1kW)

October 2019 answer: de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver

OCTOBER 2019 Winner

Brian Pekarek,
Staff Mechanical Engineer,
Leonardo DRS/Electro Optical Infrared Systems,
Dallas, Texas

How long have you been in the aerospace business? 35 years

How did you become interested in aircraft? In my childhood, I closely followed the Apollo program, which led me into mechanical engineering for my college degree. My first employer after college (Texas Instruments) had a flying club. They taught me how to fly, and I obtained my private pilot’s license.

What is your favorite aircraft and why? For its simplicity and economy of operation, the Cessna 152.


Runners up

Wayne Corrigan, Director of Maintenance Training, FlightSafety Int'l, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Scott Homerding, Manufacturing Engineer Paradigm Precision - Machining N. America Tempe, Arizona

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 Feb.28, 2020.Winners will be announced in the April 2020 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!


Photo: NASA

Look what Brian won!

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