P-51 Mark on Maintenance - Landing Gear

Mark on Maintenance – P-51 Landing Gear Retraction Rod End Failures & Safety Spring Installation

Nobody wants to witness or participate in a gear up landing in a Mustang. It can easily be a $1,000,000 repair. And...
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Bush Stearman

Blue Skies and Tailwinds, George Herbert Walker Bush

On November 30, 2018, America lost the last President to have served in World War Two when George Herbert Walker Bush passed....
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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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wing fairing on stretcher

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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pivot shaft

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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loren hintz dog tag

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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reverse engineering scanning

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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drawing assembly

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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