Mark on Maintenance – P-51 Header Tanks

The P-51 Mustang header tank (P/N – 106-46002), is fitted immediately behind the propeller spinner and is connected to each cylinder head...
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On the Road Again

A November roadtrip with a van full of coworkers offered the opportunity for me to sprawl out on the floor of the...
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Preservation at Work: Digitizing at the Swift Museum

Just off highway 30 outside Athens, Tennessee, a well-informed individual can take the turn toward the McMinn County Airport and find themselves...
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Lunch & Lessons from the Past

A sunny Friday drive to Duluth this spring allowed many of us here at AirCorps the distinct pleasure of having lunch with...
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Stretching Your Wings (well not exactly…)

The members of our Fabrication team are experts in re-creating WWII-era aircraft parts through a variety of techniques. They often combine modern...
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Mark on Maintenance – P-51 Landing Gear Pivot Shafts

Popping across town to the hangar often feels like a field trip: there’s always something cool to see and someone wearing wings...
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Who Will They Be Remembered By?

What drives us to seek out the bits of history that didn’t make headlines in the past? What motivates descendants, or even...
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P-47 wing Eva & Edith


AirCorps Aviation is honored to be actively restoring a P-47D Thunderbolt for the Texas Flying Legends Museum, an organization dedicated to honoring...
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What Should You Know Before You 3D Scan Your Aircraft Part…

In my first blog I touched on what a portable 3D laser scanner is, the process for 3D scanning, but only briefly...
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Reading a Basic North American Part Drawing

Our prior AirCorps Library blog post explained the methodology behind North American Aviation’s part numbering system. This week, we will examine the...
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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...
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What is AirCorps Library?

AirCorps Aviation is a multi-faceted organization that continues to branch out into new and exciting endeavors. Frequent and first time visitors to...
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