Name that Plane

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July 3, 2018

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

May 2018 answer: Grumman F9F Panther

MAY 2018 winner

Dan DeVillers,
Production Manager,
Parker Hannifin Corp.,
Kalamazoo, Michigan

How long have you been in the aerospace business?
More than 40 years. I worked as a flight instructor in my early 20s, and then was hired into the aftermarket side of an aerospace manufacturer 35 years ago.

How did you become interested in aircraft?
I have been involved in aviation my entire life. My dad was stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in the late 1950s (X-15 days!), so that was my first exposure to aviation. I have been working with model aircraft forever and am a pilot.

What is your favorite aircraft?
I always like to say my favorite aircraft is the one I am flying, but the X-15 is probably my favorite rocket-powered, hypersonic space plane ever.


Mark Dietrich
Systems Engineer
Honeywell Aerospace
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Cris Harrison
Software Developer
Phoenix Aerospace
Dallas, Texas

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 Aug. 29, 2018. Winners will be announced in the October 2018 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!

Look what Dan won!

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

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