Aerial Pictures

Tony finishes the construction of the twin hangars, BAP 1951. (15)

The Buffalo Air-Park is today the mecca of private fliers in the Buffalo Area, a fact attested by the quick utilization of the new 140 by 220 concrete block hanger constructed last year. Some 45 privately-owned aircraft are hangared in Tony’s latest addition to the airport.

The new hanger, erected next to the 50 by 75 Air National Guard hanger last year, reflects Tony’s knack for simplifying chores around the airport. Twin hanger doors frame the gasoline island, and ships entering either door can be fueled from the same pump. His crowning mechanical gimmick may revolutionize the design of hangers. Tony will install two tracks, each running through the front doors of the hanger and down through the center of each bay. A platform will slide along the track, thus providing a dolly-track conveyer by a small dolly tractor. This operation will reduce the risk of wing-tip damage, Tony points out. Only two men will be required to service 45-50 planes — a task for six men.

NYS Aviation Bureau Flyer, Volume 1, Number 4, October 1952
BAP 1951. (16)
BAP 1951. (17)
BAP with “North” twin hangars. (18)
BAP twin hangars, looking South East. Notice Pearl Street in the foreground. (19)
BAP 1951. (20)
BAP with “North” twin hangars. (21)
BAP twin hangars and grass runway. (22)
BAP twin hangars. (23)
BAP twin hangars, looking South. (24)
BAP with twin hangars. (25)
BAP twin hangars, looking South East. Buffalo Creek center right side. (26)
BAP twin hangars, upper left, looking West. Clinton Street on the left side. (27)


  1. razorback47 says:

    Nice job Bill! You might want to mention the existence of the North/South runway (cross wind runway) that was in use until at least the mid 60’s. The housing developments put an end to that. 😠 You are truly doing justice.

    On Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 9:17 AM Buffalo Air Park wrote:

    > awilliamriccio posted: ” I’m not going to lie. There are many pictures in > this series, 68 total, and please give yourself some time to go through > these. Most are aerial shots of the airpark throughout the years, but some > are from different Western New York areas. I have broken i” >


    1. Thank you, I will!


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