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Umbound
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Post Number: 164
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Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 3:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know this is random but is there any abandon airplane hangars in Detroit at all? friend and i want to know so we can do some photography.
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Bulletmagnet
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Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 3:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Umbound, did you try and contact the people at CYI?

http://www.ci.detroit.mi.us/De partments/Airport/SpaceforLeas e/tabid/556/Default.aspx

I can't think of any that are "abandoned" in Detroit, but the above link is a place to start. There may be some in the outlying areas, but I have know idea where to look. Good luck, and if you guys find what you are looking for, post some of the pics.
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Macknwarren
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Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 3:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes...check out the south end of City Airport..I remember seeing one or two last year while driving around outside of the airport. Wish I could be more specific.
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Downriviera
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Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 4:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not Detroit but Grosse Ile Airport might have one.
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Detroitrise
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Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 6:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Those hangars at CYI aren't "abandoned" in the since, rather th planes stored there are hardly used.
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Umbound
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Post Number: 165
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Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 11:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a friend that goes to CCS for photography and i do it as a hobby, but we really want to take some pics of airplane hangars. there was another place in the state he and i heard of but cant remember where? anybody know?
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Smogboy
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 12:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wasn't there once an airstrip (maybe not hangars) up in the Romeo area at one point?

Or what about Willow Run or Pontiac Airports? I know they're still being used but depending on the time of day or if the hangar's not occupied- it might be worthwhile asking them.
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Smogboy
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 12:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone know anything about the Windsor Airport? That could be another possibility within driving distance. Maybe???
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Aiw
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 10:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm not sure if you understand how hangars work.

They are on airports, and they are generally secure as they open into the airfield.

The chance of you guys getting into one to do anything is very slim.
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Gnome
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 10:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

AiW, brings up an interesting point. Young Arab guy taking pictures at an airport, hmmm.

One idea, is the Yankee Air Force, they give tours.
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Downriviera
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 12:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was curious where the term "hangar" came from. Interesting story.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H angar
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Detroitrise
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 4:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Downriveria, the word is self-explanatory...:-)
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Nainrouge
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 6:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Salem used to have an airport. The landfill was nearby and they limited the height that the landfill could be because of the airport (seagulls colliding with incoming small aircraft) so the landfill owners bought and closed down the airport. The hangers used to be sitting there empty or filled with hay. I think they tore them down eventually, but it might be worth looking into.
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Nainrouge
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 6:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey look what I found:

http://members.tripod.com/airf ields_freeman/MI/Airfields_MI_ Detroit_NW.html
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Nainrouge
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 7:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks like Salem's hangars are still there:

http://tinyurl.com/57l22v
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Umbound
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 9:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I and my friend will go somewhere within an hour distance. And Gnome im not arab, i am chaldean. but i will check into the YAF. thanks.

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