Aug/Sept 2019 answer: North American F-100 Super Sabre
Photo: Viking Air

Rapid-fire facts

  • First flight: Aug. 16, 1947
  • Role: Utility, short take-off and landing
  • Produced: 1947 to 1967
  • Number built: 1,657


  • Wingspan: 48.0ft (14.63m)
  • Length: 30.25ft (9.22m)
  • Height: 9.0ft (2.74m)
  • Max. speed: 158mph (255km/h)
  • Engine: Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Jr. radial

AUG/SEPT 2019 winner

Daniel Neuenschwander, Sr. Mfg. Process Engineer, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, El Segundo, California

How long have you been in the aerospace business? I am finishing up my 40th year.

How did you become interested in aircraft? My dad worked for General Dynamics Convair in Palmdale, California, back in the ’50s to early ’60s on the F-102 and F-106 programs. I got my private pilot’s license as a senior in high school.

What is your favorite aircraft and why? The X-15. I saw this fly into Edwards AFB as a very young lad. Even at 3-to-4 years old, I wanted to be a pilot.


Paul Vanek, Product Line Manager, AAR Corp., Wood Dale, Illinois

Richard Burney, Mechanical Engineer ,Tran-Tec LLC, Columbus, Nebraska

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 Jan. 6, 2020. Winners will be announced in the March 2020 issue.

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