Briefly tell us about yourself & love of warbird aircraft / Inventor/ Fusion 360> 

I fell in love with warbirds at a young boy.  My father spent 28 years in the Navy maintaining and crewing classics like the F6F Hellcat, TBM Avenger, F4U Corsair, and P2V Neptune.  

He taught me a love of aviation and classic aircraft that has stayed with me most of my life.

My love for 3D CAD systems like Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Fusion 360 came when I started my career as a design engineer.  I saw the potential in the technology, and just dove into it head first..  I love seeing how new things can be accomplished as software develops.

How has AirCorps Library affected your ability to learn, maintain, and explore warbirds / legacy aircraft? 

AirCorps Library has been a huge help to me.  I’ve been able to look at a drawing on the AirCorps Library website, and see how a component for a vintage warbird was built, how the component interacted with a system.  

Any times in your volunteering at Planes of Fame when you found it useful? 

I’ve used AIrcorps library at the air museum where I volunteer as a reference to see how an aircraft was constructed.  For instance, I’m able to instantly look at a Stearman drawings on the AirCorps Library website, walk up to the airplane, locate the part, and better understand how this classic aircraft was built and maintained.

Aircorps Library is a resource I look forward to using again and again in the future.

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