Chapter 26: Hangar (There's no Ch 26 in the plans but I created this page to put information about my transition from garage to hangar)
Getting a hangar in the Austin area is not trivial. We're a rapidly growing metro area and with that, I guess comes prosperity and associated growth in aviation participants. I signed up on hangar waiting lists the several months after I started building in 2015 and thankfully was called in early 2018 with a hangar opportunity. I had already accepted a hangar partnership with Ben Bennett which was a much better deal for both of us, in sharing the cost and having a place where both of our projects could fit at the same time. Not all T-hangars are big enough for 2 Cozy's but ours was (just barely).
I wasn't ready to move into the hangar immediately, as I was still working on Ch 22 and 23 but had finished the wings, so I got them moved out (one from the garage ceiling and one from under the house), which helped give me some more working space. It also enabled me to start considering the ramifications of actually moving the project to the airport. I had the wonderful fortune of truck/trailer assistance from John Nodler, with whom I work for this wing move. He borrowed a 22 ft flatbed trailer and given it's size, I loaded it with both wings, wing leveling jig, some saw horses and other things I didn't need at home but would be useful in the hangar. Ben met us at the hangar and we got things quickly stowed. At least it's not empty now.
More to come, but I have significant work to do still at home...