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Hangar One

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by David_Bailey, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. This a historic hangar at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California. It's in danger of being torn down because of PCB's lead and asbestos. (Click here for story.) This hangar was built in 1932 to house derigibles. It is so massive that the top of the hangar has a different weather climate than the floor and they can fly helicopters indoors inside this thing. I grew up just about 1-2 miles from this and used to watch the jets fly in and out as well as the Blue Angels, etc.

    I am in CA for a few days and thought I should get some shots of it before it's either torn down or stripped of it's skin.


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  2. mehta916

    mehta916

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    Wow brings back memories from when I was little. We used to pass it going to my dads work in San Francisco. Hope they don't tear it down.
     
  3. Yes, I grew up about 1 mile from the front gates of Moffett Field and saw the Blue Angels and lots of other planes and helicopters fly in and out of this thing. My mother used to work on the shuttle program and spent alot of time in training sessions inside the hangar.

    Here's a historic photo of this thing.

    http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2006/october18/gifs/macon_hangar.jpg

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    Here's some great old photos: http://www.moffettfieldmuseum.org/photos/index.php
     
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  4. mehta916

    mehta916

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    One of my fondest memories of Moffet Field is when I was 8, seeing Air Force One parked at the end of the field by the freeway.
     

  5. As a kid I used to stand on the roof of the apts. I lived in and watch the Blue Angels fly around from Moffett Field. They used to go right over us and once even got a thumbs up from the pilot.
     
  6. Wonderful shot. Never seen it in real life but plenty of photos and a very accurate depiction in MS Flight Simulator.
     
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