April 2020 Winner:

Shawn Valtin,
Senior Mechanical Engineer,
U.S. Cargo Systems,
Goldsboro, North Carolina

How long have you been in the aerospace business? 8 years

How did you become interested in aircraft? My grandfather was in the Air Force.

What is your favorite aircraft and why? C-130. Growing up, we lived outside Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and C-130s flew over our house all the time. As a kid, when you looked up at the sky, that was the plane you saw.


Laura Bauer
Systems Engineer
Raytheon Technologies 
Boston, Massachusetts

Michael Blair
CH-53K Project Engineer
Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
Stratford, Connecticut

Submission Procedure

To enter the contest, visit https://www.aerospacemanufacturinganddesign.com/form/namethatplane/ and fill out the provided entry form. Only completed forms will qualify. A full set of rules is provided.

The entry deadline for this issue’s contest is July 2, 2020. Winners will be announced in the Aug/Sept 2020 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!

Photo credit: U.S. Air Force

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