For those who want to see… here is what we’re up to this week! We hope to be done with the side of the hangar that the fly shop is on this coming year, with three additional retail shops, all the second floor offices, flight school classroom and the pilot apartment. I’m at a standstill though as I wait for an electrician to come in the spring. In the meantime, we’re beginning to work on a portion of the building dedicated more to the WWII museum and less toward paying the bills with retail shops. About half of the northeast side will be exclusively for the museum, with the rest dedicated to a restaurant and aviation.
I finally gave up looking for my lost camera and the new one arrived yesterday. Here are a few photos of the “next phase” of hangar work. I’m out of 2×4′s and so is the hardware store. Until my shipment arrives next month, there is plenty of destruction to do… We are working on the demolition of the rotten floor of the old movie theater. As of last night, I’m done cutting out the old unused electrical conduit and the old steam heat pipes on the 1st floor. Next up will be to cut the 2nd floor floor into chunks and drop it out.
There were some interesting surprises… They had added the bathroom outside the theater at some later date, so they just piped the toilets into the roof drain pipes – not into the septic system. My guess is the old roof drains just went into the creek behind the hangar. The salmon didn’t seem to mind… That toilet hasn’t been used in 30+ years thankfully.
Thanks for taking the tour with me. I’ll post photos as we progress through the destruction and the rebirth over the next year!