Friday, January 20, 2017

Reading Regional Airport (KRDG) Authority to support construction of new hangar, storage facility

Bern Township, Pennsylvania -    The Reading Regional Airport board of directors has voted to support a proposal by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum to build a new hangar and storage building.

Museum President Russell A. Strine said Tuesday that the existing cinder block hangar and its three-gable roof date from World War II and have seen better days. "If we don't do something soon the roof will end up on the floor," he said, adding that the air museum has only been using the hangar for storage.

The museum plans call for a new hangar measuring 80 feet square and a storage building measuring 80 feet by 40 feet.

"What we need is a hangar large enough to accommodate the B-25 medium bomber and the P-61 fighter which we own," Strine said.

Bern Township Manager Brian Potts was at the meeting and said he expected very little in the way of stormwater problems that could slow the project down.

Strine said the project would require many state and local permits.

"At best I expect construction to start this summer," he added

"It'll be a very nice addition to the airport," authority member Thomas G. Kopel, said.


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