While at the EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, W, 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
One of the overriding missions of HangarSphere is to share and celebrate the lifestyles of those who love aviation and have incorporated it into their day-to-day lives. Airparks capture this element right at the very core. Alpine Airpark, in the extreme western reaches of Wyoming, was an obvious choice as the spotlight of HangarSphere’s first issue. Continue reading Alpine Airpark – Where Airpark And Outdoor Lifestyles Become One
Tucked away in the southeast corner of Midwest airport is a hangar owned by “Trish” Horn. Relatively new to the pilot community earning her Private just five years ago, she has quickly established herself as one of her airport’s most enthusiastic aviators. She and her husband own 1947 and 1950 Ercoupes, a 2002 Cirrus SR22 and are eagerly awaiting arrival of their amphibious ICON A5. In July 2010, she and her husband purchased a 10-year-old hangar to facilitate their growing fleet of aircraft and planned an incredible renovation.
You just landed and rushed to get the airplane in the hangar due to a quickly approaching thunderstorm. Your flight plan is closed, all your post-flight inspections are complete, the aircraft is back in the hangar, the hangar door is closed, your belongings have been transferred from your aircraft to your car, and you are off to catch dinner with your family and friends. Life is good … so you think.