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 to

March 2018 answer: Lockheed P-38 Lightning

MARCH 2018 winner

Mark Williams,
Senior Process Engineer,
Spirit AeroSystems Inc.,
Kinston, North Carolina

How long have you been in the aerospace business?
For 38 years. I started as a design engineer on the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

How did you become interested in aircraft?
My interest started as a teenager, flying with my dad in a Piper 140 on his business trips. I got my pilot’s license at age 16.

What is your favorite aircraft (and why)?
My favorite is the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. It was the first model airplane I built as a boy.


Brain McCoy
Materials Engineer Manager
SKF Aeroengine North America
Falconer, New York

Lee Sorrell
Senior Program Manager
Areté Associates
Arlington, Virginia

Submission Procedure

Visit to enter the contest by filling out the provided online entry form. Only completed entry forms will qualify. A full set of rules is provided.

The entry deadline for this issue’s contest is June 1, 2018. Winners will be announced in the July 2018 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!

Look what Mark won!

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