This is the conclusion of the article appearing in the March 2015 Hangar Network newsletter.   As tenants came and left, some structures were replaced with modern ones.  One building is still in use however – Hangar 606 which was built in 1942.  Over the years it has housed the Army Air Corps, the Air [...]

In 1931 the US government bought a parcel of land adjacent to the southwestern end of San Francisco Bay from the city of Sunnyvale, California, for the purpose of building a naval station at which to base the Navy airship USS Macon. The naval air station (NAS) was created by an Act of Congress signed [...]

This is the sixth in a series introduced in the June and August 2014 HN newsletter describing the very different attitudes toward local airports that exist in Bloomington, IL, and Santa Monica, CA.  We’ve been describing the history of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) from its beginnings in the 1920s and its fractious relationship with the [...]

This is the fifth in a series introduced in the June and August HN newsletter describing the very different attitudes toward local airports that exist in Bloomington, IL, and Santa Monica, CA. Today we continue a recap of the history of Santa Monica Municipal Airport. As we’ve been discussing in this series, the relationship between [...]

We at HangarNetwork wish to extend our sincerest condolences to the friends and families of the victims in the terrible accident at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport on October 31. We join our colleagues at Mid-Continent and the families of the pilot and those in the Flight Safety International building, and all in the Wichita area who [...]

HangarNetwork.com staff were among the thousands who attended the NBAA 2014 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (BACE) last week in Orlando FL. Here are some interesting facts you might not know about the NBAA BACE:  it is the world’s largest business aviation event and ranks as the 4th largest trade show in the US.  With [...]