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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

A Closer Look At The Engineered Metal Building Industry

Promega-Hangar-Kraemer-BrothersThe engineered metal building industry is large, is complex, involves multi-national corporations, includes small mom and pops, and spans every small, medium, and large company in between. At first glance of the industry, one’s eyes may glaze over as if looking into the cockpit of a 747 for the first time. Even the name of the industry is reason for intimidation as it has morphed from Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings (PESB), to Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings (PEMB), and now appears it will settle on a simpler term, Engineered Metal Buildings (EMB). With the name of the industry settled (for now), we are free to gain a closer look and gain a lay understanding of this monolithic industry. Continue reading A Closer Look At The Engineered Metal Building Industry

Building A Hangar? Remember This Dirty Word…”Compromise”

Hangar Site Land ImprovementPoliticians, it appears, have no room for compromise. Yet it is an inescapable element of politics, marriage, business, and even leisure. And as far as I can tell, compromise exists in even simpler things, too, like building a hangar.  Continue reading Building A Hangar? Remember This Dirty Word…”Compromise”

Duncan Aviation: A Campus Is Born

Duncan Aviation New Hangar Lincoln NebraskaIt was the summer of 1999 and I was enjoying my new career as a corporate pilot in a Falcon 10. One early summer morning on a red-eye flight from Long Beach, California to the Midwest, the owner of the aircraft tapped us on the shoulder and said, “let’s divert to Lincoln to check the status on our 20.” The Falcon 20 was a new addition to our fleet and was undergoing an upgrade to its engines and interior. Keep in mind, this was a surprise visit to the headquarters of Duncan Aviation at 2:30 in the morning…….They didn’t miss a beat. Continue reading Duncan Aviation: A Campus Is Born