Category Archives: Lighting

Tesla’s 100+ year-old invention finally gains momentum

Induction-Light-Aircraft-HangarTesla…the name alone brings forth thoughts of great looking cars maneuvering silently through our city streets and country roads, emission free, and powered through the smallest of particles… electrons. Elon Musk has built an automotive brand based on profound innovation, robust marketing, and by answering the need to a consumer niche that has long been ignored or inadequately fulfilled. He has put a fossil-fuel based industry on watch as the wave of his paradigm-shift continues to crash into and contort the 100-plus-year status quo within the auto industry.  Continue reading Tesla’s 100+ year-old invention finally gains momentum

South Africa’s Newest Gem-Fireblade Aviation

I HANGAR  Fireblade Oppenheimer  20140910  Fireblade Oppenheimer  20140910  IMG_2352-2South Africa…

There is something mystical about the nation at the southern tip of the African continent. The colliding currents of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans have provided tumultuous waters for shipping vessels throughout the centuries. Great literary works set in South Africa have captured the spirit of its people, its complex geography, diverse natural resources, its rich wildlife, and its continued political evolution. Today, South Africa’s identity and role within the African continent and global community continues to be written. A major contributor to this trend is the O.R. Tambo International Airport. Continue reading South Africa’s Newest Gem-Fireblade Aviation

HangarStarts – Ram Buildings Finds A Foothold In Flying Cloud

First New Hangars At Flying Cloud Airport Built By Ram BuildingsFlying 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

HangarTech – LED Lighting From The Ground Up

Alternative-Hangar-LightingI’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

Hawthorne Achieves Design, Value, and Functionality

Hawthorne-Aviation-Chicago-Executive-AirportNestled near the intersection of Palatine Road and Milwaukee Avenue just northwest of Chicago sits Hawthorne Global Aviation Services’ newly built FBO. Hawthorne’s new facility is the third FBO serving Chicago Executive Airport (formerly named Palwaukee after the intersection of the two roads). The project has been in the works for several years and now occupies the real estate where Priester Aviation and American Flyers once called home. Continue reading Hawthorne Achieves Design, Value, and Functionality