Monday, 16 March 2015

Hangars - History Documentary Films

A hangar is a shut building structure to hold airplane or spacecraft in protective storage. Most hangars are constructed of steel, yet other materials such as wood and concrete are also used.

Hangars are made use of for: defense from the weather condition, security from direct sunlight, maintenance, repair, manufacture, setting up and storage of plane on airfields, aircraft providers and ships.

The Wright brothers saved and mended their plane in a wooden hangar created in 1902 at Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina for their glider. After finishing style and building of the Wright Flyer in Ohio, the siblings went back to Kill Devil Hill only to locate their garage damaged. They mended the structure and constructed a whole new workshop while they awaited the Flyer to be delivered.

In Britain, the earliest plane garages were called plane sheds and the oldest surviving examples of these go to Larkhill, Wiltshire. These were integrateded 1910 for the Bristol School of Flying are now Grade II * Listed structures. British aeronautics pioneer Alliott Verdon Roe constructed one of the very first plane sheds in 1907 at Brooklands, Surrey, and today full-size replicas of this and the 1908 Roe biplane are displayed at Brooklands Museum.

As aeronautics became developed in Britain before World War I, common designs of garage gradually appeared with army types as well such as the Bessonneau garage and the side-opening plane shed of 1913 - both of which were soon extensively adopted by the Royal Flying Corps. Examples of the latter make it through at Farnborough, Filton and Montrose airfields. During World Battle I, other standard designs included the RFC General Service Trip Shed of 1916, the Admiralty F-Type (1916), the General Service Shed (including the unique Belfast-truss roof covering and integrateded numerous sizes) and the Handley Page aeroplane shed (1918).

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