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
Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota, has recently completed a series of airport improvements that include lengthening of runways and site development for the construction of over 40 hangars. Continue reading HangarStarts – Ram Buildings Finds A Foothold In Flying Cloud
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!
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