Hangar Space May Appear Sooner Than Later

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by P51P28, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. P51P28

    P51P28 Pre-Flight

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    I called my local airport today to get on the list for a hangar. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there are only four people ahead of me. Doesn't sound too bad on the surface but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. :fcross:
     
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    Great!
     
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    Clearly you don’t live in the Dallas area.
     
  4. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    or basically anywhere in the US
     
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    If you go to sh*theel, USA, there is hangar space. But if you're anywhere near a medium or large city, not so much.
     
  6. MacFly

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    At our local airport here in vacationland Minnesota, hangars are rented on a month by month basis. In the fall, many vacancies appear as the snowbirds pack up their airplanes and fly south. Then there's a mad scramble for hangar space in the spring when they come back.
     
  7. P51P28

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    I thought for sure the waiting list was going to have at least 15-20 ahead of me. I might go up there a couple times a month and keep checking even though it might be annoying.
     
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    Define medium or large.
     
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    For me, sooner rather than later means 1 year instead of 5 years.
     
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    Cities where you can't find a hangar nearby. ;-)
     
  11. P51P28

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    Very encouraging.
     
  12. MooneyDriver78

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    I just called a few in NE Florida...5 years, minimum.
     
  13. Hang 4

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    I just cleared last week in northeast FL - 3 years.
     
  14. NealRomeoGolf

    NealRomeoGolf Pattern Altitude

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    Hey, I resemble that remark.
     
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    Deelee Line Up and Wait

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    I don’t even ask where I am on the list. Too depressing.
     
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    San Francisco and LA not large enough? There are hangars, but they are preciou$. I had to wait ~2 months in Socal but have taken occupancy with no wait 2x in Norcal with a third available as an option.

    Nauga,
    and some urban sprawl
     
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    Funny you mention Frisco. The one city in the US where you are more likely than not got get said "sh*t" on your heel...
     
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    After living in Socal small town living is nice. Maybe it's because I was never very social. I live in a city of about 10,000, the airport has a nice fbo with hangars at 150/ month. I can go to the DMV, county clerk and vin check in one 20 min visit.
    The "internet of things" makes the drawbacks less noticeable.
     
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    Apparently not Detroit. Had my choice of hangars.
     
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    I guess medium sized cities are top 20, and large are top 10, and the population of 200,000+ near me, I guess we are lucky we even have indoor bathrooms and running water.
     
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  22. MooneyDriver78

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    I’ve checked 15 or more airports, all desirable areas, from TN, NC, GA and FL. The response was exactly the same “no, we have a waiting list, and we hope to build some more in a few years”.
     
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    Well, KBED has had a long long looooong waiting list for hangar space and has zero plans to build more hangars. They just keep jacking up the monthly rates (and they started to charge people to be on the waiting list)
     
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    I live in " sh*theel" USA ;}
    Had my choice of old sliding door T hangers . $40 a month with electricity .
    But the nicer/newer electric bifold door hangers have a waiting list .