We would like to introduce you to Aaron Scicluna. He and his wife, Lindsay, are in the process of designing their new hangar home to be built at the Aero Lake Estates Airpark in Genoa, Illinois. They would like to take the next few seasons to finalize their design and break ground just after the spring thaw in 2015.
Please recommend your suggestions about any of the following topics…
- Hydraulic Door versus Bi-fold door
- Type of heat (radiant floor heat, geothermal, forced air, ceiling mounted radiant heat)
- Lighting considerations in hangar (LED, Fluorescent, or Induction)
- Steel hangar or wood hangar
- Hangar as separate structure or integrated into the house
- If hangar is separate, how far should it be from the house
- Optimal placement of hangar floor drains
- Orientation of home and hangar in relationship to the runway
- Dimensions of hangar
- Height of hangar door
Factors to consider
A ranch style home with approximately 3,000 square feet living space on two acres of land is being considered. Aaron telecommutes to work and is planning a dedicated office within the hangar to meet his business needs. The hangar will also be a place where he is planning to build his own aircraft. This was meant as a joke but Aaron paraphrased his wife stating, “If you want me to bring your lunch in the hangar in the winter then the hangar needs to be attached to the house.” Joke or not, one must consider this statement.
Thank you in advance for any comments and advice you area able to contribute. Check back frequently as new posts and articles will be published to the blog and magazine, respectively.
Lars Jensen & Aaron Scicluna