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EAA Chapter 534 Repaints Leased Hangar
By Ted Luebbers, EAA 875984
March 16, 2016 - EAA Chapter 534 based at the Leesburg International Airport in Leesburg, Florida, spruced up their leased hangar during a two-day, three-man project under ideal Florida painting weather.
This project started with power washing the steel hangar, priming it, then spraying on the haze gray paint to match the other airport structures.
Under the heading of “neighbors helping neighbors” Brainerd Helicopter, which has a large presence at the airport, loaned the EAA chapter the use of a forklift with a gated platform that could be moved up and down to aid the painters. This was much safer than trying to use a ladder and reduced the chance of any accidents.
The EAA chapter volunteers for this project were Steve Barber, from Howey-in–the-Hills, Stacy Murdock, from the Villages, and Steve Tilford also from the Villages. The paint was donated by Chapter 534 President Jodie Soule from Fruitland Park, Florida.