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hangar queen

1. An aircraft that spends more time being serviced or requiring maintenance than it does flying. The new stealth jet was a promising addition to the Air Force's fleet, but due to its frequent breakdowns, it has proved to be more of a hangar queen than a useful plane.
2. An airplane that is permanently grounded so that its parts may be used to repair other aircraft. I loved my first plane, but as I began buying more, it became a mere hangar queen to replace the parts of the newer ones.
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At that very moment, an FA-18 near the hangar began a high-power turn, and its deafening roar reduced our ability to communicate.
Last November, Noble sought to find a compromise by appointing a committee of hangar owners, pilots and Airport Advisory Committee members.
Another feature of the hangar is a quieter work environment created by using sound-resistant side paneling, which was custom-built for the facility.
The 140,000-s/f complex encompasses a maintenance hangar, capable of accommodating three A320 aircraft, and a two-story office facility that will accommodate more than 300 employees of the airline's technical support operations.
But following a decision to maintain the Tornado aircraft elsewhere, it is suspected the hangar could be bought by an international aerospace firm.
Rental fees are still under discussion, he said, but will include about $265 a month per hangar in basic rent, plus a share of the building's lease fee to the airport as well as some other costs, such as utilities and property taxes.
I ran out of the hangar and flagged down our move crew that just had finished moving an aircraft from the flight line to the wash rack.
Tower personnel could not see the aircraft as it disappeared behind the hangar.
president John Rosanvallon at the grand opening last week of the company's new $8 million, 46,000-SF paint hangar at the Little Rock National Airport.
A former World War Two aircraft hangar that needs to be removed from Nissan's car plant in Washington is to be preserved.
This year's Wellness Community of Southwest Florida's Flight of Hope landed in the new JetShare hangar (courtesy of Dolphin Aviation).
A new hangar building and a 35m high control tower have been built at Famborough airport, as part of a redevelopment plan to establish it as the leading airport for business aviation.
A military transition program was begun; an equipment donor program to schools and a hangar tours program were modeled.
In addition, the nearby Barker Hangar will be converted into a software showcase where attendees will be able to casually test drive the featured video games planned for the coming holiday season and beyond.