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.