Name That Plane

Enter to win

Aerospace Manufacturing and Design welcomes all aircraft enthusiasts to join the fun and NAME THAT PLANE! To enter, review this month’s picture and clues, fill in the form below, and click SUBMIT.

October 2017 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • Naval trainer aircraft
  • Primary user: United States Navy
  • First flight: April 16, 1988
  • Number built: 221


  • Wingspan: 30ft 10" (9.39m)
  • Length: 39ft 4" (11.99m)
  • Height: 13ft 5" (4.08m)
  • Max. speed: 645mph (1,038km/h)
  • Engine: Rolls-Royce Turbomeca F405-RR-401 turbofan

July 2017 answer
Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin

July 2017 winner
Christina Santomassimo, Mechanical Engineer, KBRwyle, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

About 2 years.

How did you become interested in aircraft?

My first job was assembling Blackhawk, Apache, and Chinook helicopters used for training.

What is your favorite aircraft (and why)?

Boeing’s AWACS E-3 Sentry is a sentimental favorite because my husband worked on them at Tinker Air Force Base, and they have played a big role in my life.

Look what Christina won!

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


Paul Dembek, Senior CNC Programmer, Barnes Aerospace, Windsor, Connecticut

Jason Budinoff, Chief Technology Officer, bSpace Corp., Boise, Idaho

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. The first drawing will name the 1st place winner, followed by two consecutive drawings for consolation prizes. All winners must be print or digital subscribers of Aerospace Manufacturing and Design. Prizes will be chosen randomly from correct answers received. Please send comments or feedback regarding the contest to Eric Brothers at

1st place – A high-quality model of the featured aircraft, complete with desk stand and winner’s certificate.

Runners-up (2nd and 3rd place) – An Aerospace Manufacturing and Design consolation prize, which may include hats, T-shirts, or other exciting products.

The entry deadline for this issue’s contest is Nov. 20, 2017. Winners will be announced in the January/February 2018 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!