Category Archives: Safety

Hangar Rash Stories – Avoidable Aircraft Damage

Preflight Inspection Damage Cessna 172Welcome to “HangarRash™” where you can share your most humbling and embarrassing hangar mishaps where you either damaged your plane, hurt yourself, crushed your ego, or done all three simultaneously.

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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

RampTrack-Reducing Hangar Rash

Protecting Aircraft From Hangar Rash With RampTrackThe 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