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Hangar gets a makeover

September 24, 2007

Bainbridge--  Used as a training base during World War II, the hangar was supposed to be torn down 4 years ago when Decatur county was building the Industrial Park airport.

Urging from some local pilots convinced commissioners to save it, and now the county has even reserved $50,000 in the budget to help restore it.  "We don't expect to be 100% original, we can't afford that kind of restoration but we want to keep it as close to the original as we can. Sandblast and paint the interior and re-skin if at all possible," said Karl Young, a pilot involved in the project.

Right now the hangar is used for storing light aircraft. Later there could be maintenance shops added as well.

 

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