Category Archives: Airport Regulations

Basic Considerations When Selecting A Hangar Door

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Hangar doors. They are the subject of deep debate and often the source of much pain and frustration. We’ve all asked the questions…

  • What type of door should I get?
  • Should the door face the sun?
  • What’s better, bi-fold, rolling, or hydraulic?
  • How tall should the opening be?
  • Why can’t I get my door open?
  • Why are the floor guides for the sliding doors so high?

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Hangar Insurance – What to know before the storm

Aircraft-Protection-Thunderstorm-HangarAs you progress through life, your personal wealth increases as does your risk to lose it all. Fortunately, various types of insurance exist to protect your physical and monetary assets. Your insurance portfolio may begin with a small life insurance policy that was purchased for you by a grandparent. As the years tick by, that policy will be joined by auto insurance, renter’s insurance, health insurance, life insurance, home insurance, and possibly a complementary spread of other policies designed to protect you, your family, and livelihood. Add an airplane and hangar and perhaps an aircraft service center into the mix and it’s just another layer of the onion you have to manage and protect. Continue reading Hangar Insurance – What to know before the storm

Part I: Aurora State Airport And The K.I.S.S Theory

Hangar-Aurora-State-Airport-Fee-SimpleI’ve learned a lot from my father both personally and professionally. Having retired from UAL in 2002 after 37 years in the cockpit, I continue to enjoy listening to his stories relating to the Golden Age of Aviation, his numerous DC-8 charter flights to Vietnam, oil embargos, deregulation, hostile takeovers, Reagan’s firing of the air traffic controllers, pilot strikes, and the evolution from three-man cockpits and steam gauges to male/female crews of two and state-of-the-art “glass” avionics. But through all the stories and experiences he continues to share, there is one motif: The K.I.S.S Theory. Continue reading Part I: Aurora State Airport And The K.I.S.S Theory

One Set Of Codes To Rule Them All? ….No Thanks!

Aircraft-Hangar-Fire-Building-CodesThe last four years have yielded a tremendous number of opportunities where I have had the opportunity to listen to frustrated hangar owners, airpark owners & developers, FBO managers, and even airport managers. The one frustration that could be considered a motif amongst these groups was their shared frustration with their Fire Marshal and building inspector who were overseeing their hangar development. 

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Hangar Chemical Storage Tips

By Stephen Clark

Hangar Chemical Storage TipsIf your hangar is like most, then you have probably struggled at times to find a place to put everything in neat and orderly fashion. While simple shelving is adequate for most, it is easy to forget that a hangar can be loaded with hazardous items not typically found in your garage at home. Continue reading Hangar Chemical Storage Tips