Silence…………………………………………….. 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.
Just south of the EAA Fairgrounds, Fond du Lac Regional Airport just finished up a series of improvements that created shovel-ready plots for new hangar construction. The original plan was scheduled over a three-year timeline but because all the planning and funding were already in place, the entire project was completed over the course of approximately one year. Continue reading Pave It And They Will Come – Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Politicians, 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”
Attention all readers of HangarSphere magazine and blog. Be sure to add your input to the national dialogue regarding the rules as to what you can keep in your rented and privately owned hangar at airports that accept Federal funding and must abide by their grant assurances.
Under current rules, non-aviation items are not permitted in your hangar. Although written, these rules have been ignored by airport authorities, managers, and tenants and for good reason. This particular rule makes no sense and only a few cases of outlandish abuse have taken place. If enforced, this means your bicycle used to get to your friends hangar three hangar alleys over, your golf cart outfitted as a tug, and even your American Flag must be removed from your hangar. This will affect corporate flight departments, FBOs, T-hangar renters, and even private hangars built on leased airport land. For more in-depth information, please read this blog post.
Here is the link for you to add your input. http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FAA-2014-0463-0538 You have until September 5th!
If we followed the rules governing airport usage, funding, and compliance word-for-word, I guarantee you that every single hangar owner (and airport sponsor for that matter) would be in violation and expose their airports to the potential risk of losing their Federal grant funding for what is being stored in hangars built on land assigned as Aeronautical Use. If you are asking the question, “how does what I’m storing in my privately owned or rented hangar affect how my airport qualifies for Federal funding?” then you’ll be surprised at the answer.
Continue reading Hangar Owners vs. FAA – Let’s just avoid this scenario entirely