is a closed structure to hold aircraft
in protective storage. Most hangars are built of metal, but other materials such as wood and concrete are also sometimes used. The word hangar
comes from Middle French hanghart (“enclosure near a house”), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *haimgard (“fence around a group of houses”), from *haim (“home, village, hamlet”) + *gard (“yard”)."
Hangars protect aircraft from weather
and ultraviolet light. Hangars may be used as an enclosed repair shop or, in some cases, an assembly area. Additionally, hangars keep secret aircraft hidden from satellite
Aircraft storage halls on aircraft carriers
are also known as hangars.
Carl Richard Nyberg
used a hangar to store his Flugan
in the early 20th century.
In 1909, Louis Bleriot
crash-landed on a northern French farm in Les Baraques
) and rolled his monoplane
into the farmer's cattle pen. At the time, Bleriot was in a race to be the first man to cross the English Channel
in a heavier-than-air
aircraft, so he set up headquarters in the unused shed.
The Wright brothers
stored and repaired their airplane in a wooden hangar they constructed in 1902 at Kill Devil Hills
in North Carolina
for their glider
. After completing design and construction of the Wright Flyer
, the brothers returned to Kill Devil Hill only to find their hangar damaged. They repaired the structure and constructed a new... Read More