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.

January-February 2017 contest. Can you name the plane?

Rapid-fire facts

  • Built for the Cleveland Speed Foundation
  • Nicknamed Sky Buzzard
  • First winner of the Bendix Trophy
  • Flown by Maj. James H. Doolittle


  • Wingspan: 21ft (6.4m)
  • Length: 19ft 6" (5.94m)
  • Wing area: 112ft2 (10.4m2)
  • Empty weight: 1,580 lb (717kg)
  • Engine: Pratt & Whitney Wasp Jr R-985 Radial, 535hp (399kW)

October 2016 answer
Sikorsky H-34/S-58

October 2016 winner
Paul Omichinski, Principal Engineer, Barnes Aerospace, Windsor, Connecticut

How long have you been in the aerospace business?

39 years

How did you become interested in aircraft?

It’s a family thing. Dad spent his life with flying machines and in the industry. Guess I fell for them too, from engineering to manufacturing to flying them. Never found a better way to convert money into noise.

What is your favorite aircraft (and why)?

The Beech 17 for the sheer elegance of the Golden Age planes; Republic P-47 for the brute, purposeful war birds; and the Northrop F-5/T-38 for just plain sexiest.

Look what Paul won!

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


Gilbert Mesec, President,
Swangate Int’l., Hague, Virginia

David Turner, R&D Project Engineer,
Eclipse Composites Engineering, Bluffdale, Utah

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 March 10, 2017. Winners will be announced in the April-May 2017 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!