Thursday, March 29, 2012

Smith Field Gets Hangar Upgrade

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- A struggling Fort Wayne Airport is now seeing business flying high. 

Officials cut the ribbon today on a new 12-unit aircraft hangar at the small northside airfield.

All 12 spaces have already been leased, which will help recoup a 900-thousand dollar investment in building the storage space.

Patrick Tippmann, who got his pilot license within the past year and a half, says the modern hangar is a big upgrade over the older Smith Field storage units.

Patrick Tippmann, Hangar Tenant says. " I think these are 43 foot wide, which is really nice. You don't have to be so careful when you're putting the plane in the hangar, because you don't want to clip the wings on the sides, so, it's nice. They're bigger, they're better, they're newer, and they're clean."

Another new hangar is being planned for construction on the property over the next two to three years.


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