Creature Comforts


If you are lucky enough to own a plane, you are lucky enough. If you have an enclosed T-hangar at your home airport, you are really lucky. Many airports have long waiting lines for hangars, and they are usually very expensive once your name comes to the top of the wait list.

Once you are able to buy or lease a hangar of your own, the first thing you want to do is create an environment that is comfortable and functional for yourself and passengers. Also a place where you can hang out and socialize with other pilots when you are not flying.

For me, having a fully stocked refrigerator, some comfortable chairs, a large floor fan and some storage for tools is important.

My ‘fridge is stocked with bottled water, cervesas, Gatorade and Coke Zero Cherry flavored drinks. Perfect for those passengers about to embark on a longer flight, or as a refreshment after returning home.

IMG_3090 - Copy

The next best investment we made was to purchase a Power Tow EZ40 gas tug. Pushing 3,000 pounds of aluminum up an inclined ramp into the hangar is challenging, especially with leather soles.

The unit clamps onto the nose gear axel, and moves up to 4,000 pounds quickly and easily. It starts on the first pull, and I use sumped avgas as its fuel supply.

IMG_3103

And of course, no hangar is complete without the requisite #hangardog, just for company.

 

Now all that I am lacking is that 4 burner stainless steel gas grill!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in General aviation. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s