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Gwinnett County Composite Squadron
Hangar Project Special Edition

Volume2, Number 4

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: 2LT Tom Schmid, CAP
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