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Hangar Construction Journal

Gwinnett County Composite Squadron
Hangar Project Special Edition

Volume 2, Number 8

Eyes and Ears of 09112 Since 1997

August 1998

Hangar arches rise--More Pictures. . .
Members secure a short arch. The short ones are done 
first so the long ones overlap "downhill".

Lifting an arch. It takes several people to manhandle 
the heavy steel arches into place.On the far right, 
Betty Fowler acts as anchorwoman to guide the lower 
part of the arch into the groove.
On the high scaffold: Bill Daly (sitting) and Jim Weed.
On the low scaffold: Harold Popham (left) and Rick 
Phillips.

Fastening the arch halves is painstaking and tedious 
work.  It takes approximately one hour to raise one arch. 
If it weren't for the many volunteers, erecting the hangar 
would cost tens of thousands of dollars in labor costs 
alone!
King of the Hill: Preston Sewell rejoices in another arch completed as 
Jim Weed looks on.

Articles by: 2nd Lt Tom Schmid, CAP
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