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A History Of Poplar Grove Airport

Belvidere Poplar Grove AirportSilence…………………………………………….. nothing but the hum of my Continental O-300 and the wind rushing over my windscreen as the Earth creeps up beneath my feet. Just at that tranquil moment where separation between earth and craft seems infinitesimally close, my ear discerns the whine of the stall horn and the seat of my pants feels the mains start to roll.

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HangarPad Review – Hangar & Home Remodel At Spruce Creek

Cirrus SR22 looking outside the hangar to blue skyI enjoy the home remodeling process. Add a hangar and home remodel at the same time and I am a kid in a candy store. The latest subject for our HangarPad Review sits right in the heart of Spruce Creek Airpark. This airpark is the largest in the world and includes a golf course, restaurant, and even a hair salon right on the main taxiway. Through an introduction via the Cirrus Owner and Pilot Association (COPA), I had the opportunity to visit the home of Canadian Adam Bryan and see the end result of a major renovation. Continue reading HangarPad Review – Hangar & Home Remodel At Spruce Creek

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

Alpine Airpark – Where Airpark And Outdoor Lifestyles Become One

Alpine AirparkOne of the overriding missions of HangarSphere is to share and celebrate the lifestyles of those who love aviation and have incorporated it into their day-to-day lives. Airparks capture this element right at the very core. Alpine Airpark, in the extreme western reaches of Wyoming, was an obvious choice as the spotlight of HangarSphere’s first issue. Continue reading Alpine Airpark – Where Airpark And Outdoor Lifestyles Become One