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Ester Aube
Does this topic seem unimportant, or boring even? That’s where you’d be wrong! Understanding manual revisions is a key to making correct decisions about maintenance practices, aircraft operation, component overhaul, and more.
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Not that long ago microfilm was the cat’s pajamas, the bees knees, the best thing since sliced bread. Museums, libraries, and yes, even the Air Force, used the technology to preserve their paper records and make documents easier to find.
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Ever wondered how we add manuals to the AirCorps Library website? Well you’re not alone! It doesn’t happen with the wave of my hand, that’s for sure – there are steps and steps and steps….
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We’ve all seen it, but few really understand it! Take a dive into the nerdy world of the WWII document organizational system.
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North American Aviation Archive finds a new home at AirCorps Aviation. Original engineering drawings shown to the public for the first time.
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Would you say you have a complete set of the required Mustang manuals? Probably not.
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Have you ever wondered what your local airport looked like during World War II?
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Just off highway 30 outside Athens, Tennessee, a well-informed individual can take the turn toward the McMinn County Airport and find themselves at the Swift Museum Foundation, or SMF. The airport is small, but provides services such as hangar leasing, flight instruction, and a cozy passenger lounge. A short stroll to the east across the...
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drawing assembly
Our prior AirCorps Library blog post explained the methodology behind North American Aviation’s part numbering system. This week, we will examine the science behind reading and understanding a simple individual part drawing. AirCorps Library has a plethora of North American Aviation resources including engineering drawings, manuals, and specifications for the P-51 Mustang, AT-6 Texan, T-28...
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north american part numbering system
At AirCorps Library and AirCorps Aviation we geek out and obsess about part number methodology. Some WWII producers had no apparent numbering system, while others established organizational systems that unleash a wealth of knowledge simply by understanding their unique systems. North American Aviation scaled up production in under 100
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