Category Archives: Hangar Construction

Pave It And They Will Come – Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

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Just south of the EAA Fairgrounds, Fond du Lac Regional Airport just finished up a series of improvements that created shovel-ready plots for new hangar construction. The original plan was scheduled over a three-year timeline but because all the planning and funding were already in place, the entire project was completed over the course of approximately one year. Continue reading Pave It And They Will Come – Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

SWA Upgrades MCO Hangar With New Metal Roof Overlay

Hangar-Roof-ReplacementOrlando International Airport – Southwest Airlines re-roofed a 75,000 square foot hangar using several metal construction industry,  veteran-owned companies.  Continue reading SWA Upgrades MCO Hangar With New Metal Roof Overlay

HangarPad Review – Hangar & Home Remodel At Spruce Creek

Cirrus SR22 looking outside the hangar to blue skyI enjoy the home remodeling process. Add a hangar and home remodel at the same time and I am a kid in a candy store. The latest subject for our HangarPad Review sits right in the heart of Spruce Creek Airpark. This airpark is the largest in the world and includes a golf course, restaurant, and even a hair salon right on the main taxiway. Through an introduction via the Cirrus Owner and Pilot Association (COPA), I had the opportunity to visit the home of Canadian Adam Bryan and see the end result of a major renovation. Continue reading HangarPad Review – Hangar & Home Remodel At Spruce Creek

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

The Best Kept Secret In The Sierras

Pine, Mountain, Lake, Airpark, BenzingThe best kept secret in the Sierras:  Pine Mountain Lake Airpark (PML), located in the Sierra Nevada foothills in the town of Groveland, California, is known for its temperate climate and statistically averages 300 days of sunshine a year.  Having built a home on the runway in the 80’s and resided there for 8 1/2 years, I can confirm those statistics are accurate.  Since then it has grown and is now home to aviation legends and airshow pilots whose names include Clay Lacy, Wayne Handley, Melissa and Rex Pemberton and the owners of the log cabin home featured in this article, airshow performer Vicky Benzing and her husband Jeff. Continue reading The Best Kept Secret In The Sierras