Props to Alaina: The Art of Airplane Propellers

    Alaina Lewis went to college to be a cosmetologist, but her successful business today is quite a departure from that original plan. She crafts beautiful airplane propellers out of maple, birch, cherry, mahogany and other (sometimes exotic) woods in her workshop outside Rolla, Missouri. She’s built thousands and no two are ever the same. Alaina makes careful measures to ensure her propellers meet her customers’ every flying need. It’s a skill she learned from her crop duster grandfather. And, she seems to be passing the love of the craft down to the next generation.