Hanger rent?

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  1. Ramprat75

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    I was wonder what is the going rental price of a hanger in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Tx area? I made some calls to Arlington airport and they quoted me $330 a month for a T-Hanger and they seem that there is a very limited or none at all available for months up to a year. I called another airport and they told me there was at least a one year waiting list was there hangers were $150 but when I recently called it has gone up to $220 I did find one 2 hours away but I cannot see myself driving that far. Is there hope to find one at least 30 minutes to 45 minutes away and at a reasonable price? I know aviation is a expensive hobby, but Dang!


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  2. James331

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    I'm out of big cities, 300-350 is normal for a enclosed T hangar with a bifold door
     
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    Now offering reverse discounts.
    $330 at GKY or GPM is a good deal.

    At DTO our club has two adjoining t-hangars for about $300 each.

    Space at the major class D airports is scarce. But turnover can happen faster than you think. So keep your name on the various lists and be ready to say yes when your name reaches the top of the list.


    PS. Are you on the NTA Facebook page? That is a good space to network and let folks know what you are needing.
     
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    We have two T's at Meacham - $450mo each.

    I think Hicks is closer to $350 for a T. I have a much larger space and pay more than double that.

    I've heard that GP is a place where existing tenants come first, so you could get a Tiedown and work your way up much faster than sitting on the enclosed space list. But that's SGOTI talking repeating hangar talk. Your mileage WILL vary.
     
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    I get hangers for free yo
     
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    Yeah, I dunno...it's just some wire wrapped in a basic triangle. Even if you get charged for the hanger, it ought to be really cheap.

    Hangar prices now...depends on where you are and the market. Even within an area it will depend on which airport you're at.
     
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    I was folding laundry, now I am counting hangers

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    You can rent a lotta $150 hangars when you don't have any to rent
     
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    My dry cleaner doesn’t charge me for hangers. Definitely not rent.
     
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    $450 for a T hangar??? Craziness!!! That's more per year than my airplane payments, insurance, and an annual. Seriously.
     
  12. Ravioli

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    And it's TIMES TWO. since we have side by side T's. Of course it is full service so we get the red carpet, bottles of water or sodas (@Ravioli's co-pilot likes the ginger ale), candy, and ice cream. Most importantly we don't have to move planes around manually, they take care of that.

    You really do get what you OVER pay for. :)
     
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    For around here that's cheap.
     
  14. texasag93

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    KDTO is $340 a month for a T hangar.

    They open up when they open up. I have heard people wait 1 year and others wait 1 month.
     
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    How much do they charge if you want one that opens every time you want it to? Waiting a month or year for the door to open doesn't seem good to me.

    [Sorry: Couldn't resist that one]
     
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    Yuck-Yuck.

    Don't forget to tip your waitresses.....
     
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    It's not so much that, it's that at our $ end of the hobby, the metros aren't all that compatible. The assumption is that if you fly out of one of these metros your hull value is high enough to make that expenditure pencil out. Otherwise it's "partnerships" they say, which I consider a non-sequitur for the sake of this topic.

    This hobby behaves closer to a lifestyle than a hobby. And as such, it often requires outright geographic decisions in order to pencil out. For most working stiffs, who deem the metros a matter of vocational and personal necessity, that's just straight up a bridge too far, especially when the family has veto power. So you get these perennial re-hashes of the same stated problem. The answer hasn't changed however: 1) Make more money, 2) drive 2 hours to the airplane 3) move to the "sticks" where it's affordable and drive 2 hours to work, or 4) quit the hobby.

    Actually there's option 5): tie down. But that too presents "lifestyle"/"value added" problems and can be a non-starter for many as well.
     
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    I chose option 3a. Move to the "sticks" where it's semi affordable and half the time I get to work from home and the other half I have to be on-site wherever my customer wants.

    On good weeks that means I can fly myself. On average weeks I can drive to Eugene or fly to Portland for a commercial flight. On bad weeks I get to drive to Portland for a commercial flight.

    The hangar is $180/month, fuel is ok, there's an ILS and 362 days a year of rain. One downside is that there is no A&P officially on the field. Maybe a couple guys who could lend a hand if a problem cropped up, but no way to get anything complicated done without flying somewhere else.
     
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    Points for being the first to say it.