“North” Twin Hangars
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
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