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LeSueur Hangar Becomes New Home For Cessna 140A


January 1, 2022

Tim Hennagir

Ken Snyder inspects polish work on his Cessna 140A after a mid-September 2021 flight and return to the LeSueur Municipal Airport. His plane is stored in a renovated hangar that became a true do-it-yourself project.

Ken Snyder kept a simple mantra in mind throughout the course of his Le Sueur Municipal Airport hangar renovation project.

"My whole goal was keeping costs in check," he said. "It wasn't hard, even though a lot of thought went into it. If there was a question, I just overbuilt it." Snyder bought the 40-by-36 foot hangar in August 2020. The structure didn't have a door, the roof leaked, and two posts were rotten. The hangar also had a dirt floor. Getting a roof installed was a priority to protect Snyder's pristine 1950 Cessna 140A. Years ago, Snyder was heavily involved in general aviation...

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