Monday, September 21, 2009
Aircraft hanger competes with the sky
Tampa International Airport is a enormous place with runways, landside terminal, airsides and maintenance facilities, plus thousands upon thousands of parking spaces. The property, with three runways - the longest at 11,000 feet - covers 3,300 acres and is just 11 miles from Tampa's downtown business district. Over the years, as the airport has grown, airlines have built enormous hanger facilities for aircraft maintenance and repair. This is one of two hangars on the east side in the Drew Park neighborhood. It is 140,000 square feet and can simultaneously accommodate two wide body aircraft and two narrow body aircraft. In a word. HUGE! It takes a mighty big, bright blue sky and clouds to overshadow a building this big.