March 2020 winner:

Andrew McLerran, Associate Software Engineer, Collins Aerospace, Binghamton, New York

How long have you been in the aerospace business?
I have only recently been involved in the aerospace industry. I graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering in May 2019 and was hired in February 2020 to work on simulation systems.

How did you become interested in aircraft?
I have been fascinated by aircraft from an early age. Sci-fi, video games, and spy stories led me to liking all things that fly and go boom.

What is your favorite aircraft and why?
The SR-71 Blackbird. Having had the opportunity to talk to several former pilots who flew it, engineers who worked on it, and the time period it was operational, makes it my favorite aircraft.


Max Dvoretsky
Engineering Manager
Noritake Co. Inc. Abrasives Division USA
Mason, Ohio

Ken Foote
Contract Manager
Howmet Aerospace
Whitehall, Michigan

Submission Procedure

To enter the contest, visit 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 June 6, 2020. Winners will be announced in the July 2020 issue.

Have fun, and good luck!


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