Prior to the new hangar construction, the airport had very little individual space to accommodate medium sized aircraft and smaller corporate aircraft. There was also a need for larger hangar space to accommodate those kit builders or general aviation aircraft owners who were looking for a bit of room to spread out. Because of this demand, the airport constructed seven larger rectangular units that are 50 feet wide by 45 feet deep with 16-foot door heights to accommodate a taller tail height. These hangars are large enough to house 1 larger aircraft or multiple smaller aircraft with enough room left to set up benches or store other various aircraft parts.
Because of the larger opening, an electric bifold door was installed that has 2 “walk-through” doors for access and is easily operated with the push of a button. The doors also have windows in the top portion to allow natural light to enter which provides a much brighter atmosphere in the hangar. Once closed, the large bi-fold doors have easy manual latches to pull the door tight to keep out the weather.
These hangars come with a full heated restroom (toilet, shower, sink), individual hot water tank, large tub sink with hot and cold water, two large heaters with timers, and 220V power in three different receptacles with 100 amps of individually metered power. There are also six 110V power receptacles which can be used for everyday household plug-in items. The 50-foot rectangle hangars were constructed to meet an H-5 occupancy rating (allows for more advanced repairs and additional maintenance on aircraft) and are sprinkled for additional safety.