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By Tim Jarvis
Minnesota Department of Transportation Aeronautics 

What's a Hangar For, Anyway?

Compliance Guidance Dictated By FAA Interpretation


When asked recently to write about hangar usage, I immediately thought back to my manager days at a local FBO in the early 2000s. Even then, understanding what was allowed to be stored in a hangar, was a regular question raised by myself and others.

To answer that question of proper and allowed hangar use, what I first needed to understand the rules that govern airports. What I discovered then – and still holds true today – is that if an airport is receiving federal funds, the airport manager must follow the FAA’s interpretation of what hangar compliance means. I also learned the FAA...

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