Tesla’s 100+ year-old invention finally gains momentum

Induction-Light-Aircraft-HangarTesla…the name alone brings forth thoughts of great looking cars maneuvering silently through our city streets and country roads, emission free, and powered through the smallest of particles… electrons. Elon Musk has built an automotive brand based on profound innovation, robust marketing, and by answering the need to a consumer niche that has long been ignored or inadequately fulfilled. He has put a fossil-fuel based industry on watch as the wave of his paradigm-shift continues to crash into and contort the 100-plus-year status quo within the auto industry.  Continue reading Tesla’s 100+ year-old invention finally gains momentum

Galaxy FBO Hangar Construction Video

It’s not everyday that an organization makes such an effort to showcase their new facility. But GalaxyFBO did a superb job doing just that. Constructed just north of Houston, TX at the Lone Star Executive Airport, GalaxyFBO captures the complete construction timeline in just 2-minutes of video…

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Hangar Rash Stories – Avoidable Aircraft Damage

Preflight Inspection Damage Cessna 172Welcome to “HangarRash™” where you can share your most humbling and embarrassing hangar mishaps where you either damaged your plane, hurt yourself, crushed your ego, or done all three simultaneously.

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A History Of Poplar Grove Airport

Belvidere Poplar Grove AirportSilence…………………………………………….. nothing but the hum of my Continental O-300 and the wind rushing over my windscreen as the Earth creeps up beneath my feet. Just at that tranquil moment where separation between earth and craft seems infinitesimally close, my ear discerns the whine of the stall horn and the seat of my pants feels the mains start to roll.

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Hangar Heating – Passive Solar Up To 55 Degrees

Hangar Passive Solar HeatingWhile at the EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, I had the opportunity to meet a recently retired American Airlines 777 captain by the name of Bob Moreland.  During our brief introduction, I learned of a unique hangar project he recently completed at the Rockford International Airport (KRFD) in northern Illinois. He was able to share a little information with me at that time but invited me to visit the complex when our schedules allowed. We finally found a common date in late October.  The colder temperatures set the stage for what I was about to witness. Continue reading Hangar Heating – Passive Solar Up To 55 Degrees

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