Aerospace Manufacturing and Design welcomes all aircraft enthusiasts to join the fun and NAME THAT PLANE! 
Each issue, a new aircraft will be featured. Given a photo and a clue box, readers are encouraged to guess what plane is being described and submit their answers.

Rapid-fire facts

  • First flight: Sept. 15, 1991
  • Role: Strategic, tactical airlifter
  • Primary users: U.S. Air Force, Indian Air Force, Royal Air Force
  • Number built: 279

May 2019 answer: Waco CG-4A glider


  • Wingspan: 169ft 9.6" (51.755m)
  • Length: 174ft (53m)
  • Height: 55ft 1" (16.79m)
  • Cruise speed: 518mph (833km/h)
  • Engines: Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan

MAY 2019 winner

Dan Osworth, Estimator, American Aluminum Corp., Mountainside, New Jersey

How long have you been in the aerospace business? 5 years

How did you become interested in aircraft? I’ve always been interested in airplanes and flying, and seeing the history of the warbirds really spurred it on.

What is your favorite aircraft and why? The Grumman F6F Hellcat is one of my top picks. It went from drawing to flight in a year and ruled the sky in the Pacific theater.


Milton Dickfoss Continuation Engineer
South West Testing Inc.
LaHabra, California

Thomas Sekella
Consulting Engineer
BES Management LLC
Bronx, New York

Look what Dan won!

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