Constructing A New Air Chalet
Constructing a new hangar or air chalet is a major financial investment for the owner-builder and a real vote of confidence in the future of the airfield. After a long planning process, WBMA member John Rocks has commenced building his combined air-chalet and attached hangar.
Judging by the size of the footings and the generous concrete slab, this is going to be a major building project. Perhaps the largest on the airfield to date. It will certainly be interesting to watch the build as it progresses.
With the erection of the building’s structure underway, it’s easy to see the hangar taking shape.
After a delay of several weeks, construction is back underway. The roof structure was assembled on the ground and lifted into place with a rather large crane being brought in to do the job. Apparently, this is a quicker and obviously much safer way of putting the roof on. With the roof trusses in place, the installation of the sliding doors, the roof insulation and cladding was completed which was followed by the rear wall.
The last month has seen much progress on the hangar build. Insulation and cladding have been completed, rear roller door installed and the two water tanks positioned and plumbed. Some minor finishing detail work and site cleanup effectively sees this project drawing to a close.
Great to see another hangar/air chalet on the field!!
Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield
Post Office Box 98,
Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield,
801 Cressbrook-Caboonbah Rd,