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The Best Kept Secret In The Sierras

Pine, Mountain, Lake, Airpark, BenzingThe best kept secret in the Sierras:  Pine Mountain Lake Airpark (PML), located in the Sierra Nevada foothills in the town of Groveland, California, is known for its temperate climate and statistically averages 300 days of sunshine a year.  Having built a home on the runway in the 80’s and resided there for 8 1/2 years, I can confirm those statistics are accurate.  Since then it has grown and is now home to aviation legends and airshow pilots whose names include Clay Lacy, Wayne Handley, Melissa and Rex Pemberton and the owners of the log cabin home featured in this article, airshow performer Vicky Benzing and her husband Jeff. Continue reading The Best Kept Secret In The Sierras

Paul And Mary’s Version Of Perfection

One oFully Connected Airpark Homef my favorite things I get to do with HangarSphere is discover. The second home built at Dave LeRoux’s Discovery Trail Farm Airpark could not have lived up to that statement and the name of the airpark any better. After learning all about the airport and the history of the airpark’s development to date, Dave introduced me to Paul and Mary Kuntz. They were the first to purchase a lot and build their version of perfection. The home’s design is key as it takes into account a multitude of design requirements based upon personal style, functionality, structural requirements, orientation of the lot, and even the surrounding fields and mountains in the distance. Continue reading Paul And Mary’s Version Of Perfection

Discovery Trail Farm Airpark – An Olympic Paradigm Shift

Dave LeRoux AirparkEvery airpark is different. Some are in the middle of God’s country where each lot offers ten acres, the perfect blend of deciduous and coniferous trees, and sprawling estates. Others can be found in the middle of an urban jungle where the hangar homes are exquisitely designed into the surrounding canvas of concrete, steel, and glass. And then there’s the concept of “Cluster Developments” which presents a paradigm shift in how an airpark might be developed. Continue reading Discovery Trail Farm Airpark – An Olympic Paradigm Shift

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

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