Category Archives: Aircraft Maintenance

The air museum’s Spad has wings

Both violins and vintage aircraft are made with wood carefully carved into a specific shape, and wire that has to be balanced in a certain range of tautness. Continue reading

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Replica aircraft that fly: the Spad XIII

“I hurried to the field. There they were, three beauties.” Continue reading

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Art in the machine shop

Eddie Rickenbacker: “I have always accepted without question the affinity between art and mechanics.” Continue reading

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The fire suppression system and the basketball hoop

In 1991 or so, there was a basketball hoop mounted near the “panic” button for the fire suppression system. Continue reading

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