Hangars for sale at KGEU

One of the larger hangars for sale.

Last month the Super Bowl brought more than airplanes to Arizona’s Glendale Municipal Airport (KGEU) — it also brought potential buyers for property located on the airport. At least that’s the hope of Brian Hufft, chief financial officer of Glendale Hangars.

Glendale Hangars is selling 103 hangars, along with a number of shade rows and 11 acres of open land for development on the south end of the airport, which is about 30 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix, Hufft explains. [Read more…]

West Virginia adds aviation to recreation use laws

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A bill adding aircraft operations to its definition of non-commercial recreational use has passed in West Virginia. This Recreation Use Statute (RUS) protects landowners from liability for allowing recreation on their lands. The bill, signed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, will take effect May 12.

This makes West Virginia the 25th state in the nation to add aviation to its RUS, according to officials with the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF).

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Just your type

My 310.

By GUY R. MAHER

There was a time when if you wanted to buy one of the many models of airplanes offered by Cessna, Beech, Piper, Mooney, Grumman and more, all it took was a short drive to a near-by airport and a respective dealer.

There you could pick from the many choices of late-model, low-time copies of your favorite. You could also easily find somebody who knew how to fix it, had no problem getting parts, and hire somebody well versed in the type to train you properly.

That was then — 40 years ago. This is now.

It’s not uncommon to have to cross the entire country to grab up that decent legacy four-place basic single. [Read more…]