Fort Drum, New York is home to a new hangar measuring nearly 13,000 square feet. The hangar will be the base for the MQ-9 aircraft. Initial design concepts began in 2008 with ground breaking taking place several years later in the fall of 2012. Continue reading HangarStarts – MQ-9 Repears Find A Hangar
The war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan has introduced unanticipated tactical challenges. One of the biggest challenges has been to detect and avoid Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Advancements in technology have aided that effort on the front lines and derivatives of that same technology can now be seen protecting aircraft on the ramp and in the hangar from accidental damage while aircraft are under tow or chocked in place (A.K.A. Hangar Rash). Continue reading RampTrack-Reducing Hangar Rash
Pre-flighting and climbing into a warm airplane in the dead of winter is a luxury that many hangar owners and renters can only dream about. However, a heated hangar is essential for service center providers, aircraft management companies, and FBOs as their operation would be impossible without it. Regardless of who you are, the cost of keeping your hangar warm 24/7 or just a few days at a time is a cost that must always be in the forethought of your mind. Continue reading Hangar Heating – Doors Up, Dollars Out!
I’ve seen a lot of cool hangars with interesting build-outs that include lofts, bars, Jacuzzis, game rooms, theatres, and even a bowling alley. But I’ve seen nothing done way out of the norm with lighting. The most interesting lighting I’ve seen to date, as far as aesthetics are concerned, is out of southeast Wisconsin at the Sturtevant Airport (C89). A private flying club went all-out and put all sorts of lights in the ceiling. It was well done but still didn’t break the mold. Continue reading HangarTech – LED Lighting From The Ground Up
Hangars can be hot places. Even if other service doors or garage doors are open providing a cross flow breeze, there may not be any escape from the heat. In the past, HangarSphere has looked into the benefits of very large, ceiling-mounted fans that help cool the environment in your hangar. The benefits of these fans were obvious but they are not the only option in keeping your workplace cooler during the summer heat. Continue reading Product Spotlight: – The Port-A-Cool Hurricane