HangarBot Blog

May 13, 2019

How Dumb Is Your Hangar?

Whether your hangar is small or large it shares the same history of all hangars throughout the country. Hangar derives from the Middle French word hanghart, meaning enclosure near a house. Whether you picture the history of hangars as the Wright brothers wood hangar back in 1902 or Hangar No. 1 the first built hangar constructed in 1921, a hangar seeks to provide the same basic needs. At a basic level, the hangar itself aims to protect the investment that is currently being stored inside of it. However, in the new era, the hangar can be so much more than just a building, it can be a venue for enjoying the things and people that you love.

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The Different Pilot Licenses Explained
May 08, 2019

The Different Pilot Licenses Explained

Wondering how to get a pilot’s license? Learn about the standard types of pilot licenses issued by the FAA for operating planes and helicopters in the United States, along with the medical and test requirements.

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A Brief History of Aircraft Technology
May 06, 2019

A Brief History of Aircraft Technology

Aircraft technology has progressed exponentially, especially in the last 100 years. From kites to spacecraft, and from simple sheds to smart technology like HangarBot, people have never stopped dreaming up new ways to fly, and new ways to protect their marvelous inventions.

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These Books Make Great Gifts for Pilots
May 04, 2019

These Books Make Great Gifts for Pilots

Looking for aviation gifts for pilots? Whether you want to inspire your pilot friend’s passion for flying, help them explore aviation history or indulge their love of aircraft data and details, a well-chosen book makes a thoughtful gift they’ll enjoy all year long.

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Essential Flying Tips from Famous Pilots
May 02, 2019

Essential Flying Tips from Famous Pilots

Keep these flying tips from famous aviators in mind to inspire you and help keep you safe while flying.

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Things You Should Always Keep Handy in Your Airplane Hangar
May 01, 2019

Things You Should Always Keep Handy in Your Airplane Hangar

HangarBot helps keep your airplane hangar safe. Adding these items to your hangar will keep both it and your airplane in top shape.

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Aircraft Hangar Safety Tips: How to Protect Your Staff and Items
April 29, 2019

Aircraft Hangar Safety Tips: How to Protect Your Staff and Items

A comprehensive aircraft hangar safety checklist, augmented with a smart automation system like HangarBot, protects valuable aircraft and equipment from theft or damage.

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Aircraft Deicing
April 27, 2019

Here’s What You Need to Know About Aircraft Deicing

HangarBot helps keep your airplane safe in your hangar. Aircraft deicing will keep your plane free of frozen contaminants for a limited time when it’s outside before takeoff. Learn how deicing works and what type you may need to depart safely.

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5 Aviation Gifts for the Pilot in Your Life
April 25, 2019

5 Aviation Gifts for the Pilot in Your Life

From a HangarBot system to a new headset, these gifts for pilots are both useful and thoughtful. Show your favorite pilot how much you care!

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What You Need to Know About Nonregulatory Special Use Airspace Areas
April 24, 2019

What You Need to Know About Nonregulatory Special Use Airspace Areas

Before you fly, understand the six major categories of Special Use Airspace. Here’s the lowdown on when and where you can fly, and when and where you can’t.

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What Every Pilot Needs to Know About Weather
April 22, 2019

What Every Pilot Needs to Know About Weather

Aviation weather can not only change how you fly, but if you fly. You can self-brief online and then monitor the weather during your flight, so you minimize risks.

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Why I Fly: The Joys of Becoming a Pilot
April 20, 2019

Why I Fly: The Joys of Becoming a Pilot

Becoming a pilot opens up whole new worlds for you, your family and your friends. Learn more from this pilot’s story.

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How to Save Energy Costs in Your Hangar During Winter
April 18, 2019

How to Save Energy Costs in Your Hangar During Winter

You can reduce energy use in your airplane hangar and save money without compromising safety or security. Here’s how to save energy in your hangar.

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Things to Keep in Mind Before Your Next Private Flight
April 17, 2019

Things to Keep in Mind Before Your Next Private Flight

Aviation weather, special equipment, an appropriate airport, the right route, and more: things you need to consider before your next private flight.

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How This Pilot Maintains Her Hangar
April 15, 2019

How This Pilot Maintains Her Hangar

An airplane hangar is the best way to protect your precious aircraft. Here’s the lowdown on how to keep your hangar in tip-top shape. You’ll save both time and money in the long run with these simple tips.

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Aviation Terms Every Pilot Should Know
April 13, 2019

Aviation Terms Every Pilot Should Know

For those new or fairly new to flying, it can be daunting to learn the industry’s jargon, acronyms and technical terms. If you’re a pilot, be sure to add these aviation terms to your vocabulary.

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5 Places You Need Permission to Fly Over
April 11, 2019

5 Places You Need Permission to Fly Over

Special Flight Rules Areas and Special Use Airspaces are important for pilots to learn about. Here’s the lowdown on when and where you can fly, and when and where you can’t.

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Flying in Dangerous Wind Speeds
April 10, 2019

Flying in Dangerous Wind Speeds

How does the FAA treat certifying an aircraft with regard to crosswind landings? Learn the techniques employed while operating aircraft on the ground and while airborne in dangerous wind speeds.

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4 Best Private Jets for Pilots
April 08, 2019

4 Best Private Jets for Pilots

What is the best piston airplane or private jet? There are so many different types of planes to choose from. Here’s a selection to help get you started.

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5 Creative Ways to Turn Your Airplane Hangar into a Summer Hangout Spot
April 04, 2019

5 Creative Ways to Turn Your Airplane Hangar into a Summer Hangout Spot

Upgrade your aircraft hangar from a plain metal container to a fun summer hangout spot. Here are five décor suggestions.

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How Much It Costs to Own Your Own Plane
April 03, 2019

How Much It Costs to Own Your Own Plane

How much does it cost to own an airplane? From fuel to insurance, maintenance, and the occasional big-ticket items, we’ve got the answers here.

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The Different Pilot Licenses Explained
April 01, 2019

The Different Pilot Licenses Explained

Preventive maintenance improves reliability, decreases cost of replacement and avoids system downtime. Here’s why it’s an essential part of every pilot’s routine.

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Come See Us: Top Five Reasons to Stop By Booth 71 At SUN ‘n FUN
March 30, 2019

Come See Us: Top Five Reasons to Stop By Booth 71 At SUN ‘n FUN

The HangarBot team is packed and ready for the SUN ’n FUN International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida! This year’s event will take place from Tuesday, April 2 through Sunday, April 7.

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Why HangarBot Is the Smart Automation System Every Pilot Needs
March 28, 2019

Why HangarBot Is the Smart Automation System Every Pilot Needs

For aircraft owners and pilots, a smart hangar automation and security system can offer big benefits, from saving time and money to deterring theft and vandalism. Given that HangarBot provides so many features in one smart system, it’s an option every pilot should consider.

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