VIDEO: Vancouver Soaring Association climbs higher with new hangar

VIDEO: Vancouver Soaring Association climbs higher with new hangar

Plans to build a storage structure are almost as old as the club

Finished last fall and officially opened this spring, the Vancouver Soaring Association’s new hangar was a long time coming for the organization based in Hope.

Thousands of volunteer hours and private financing built the structure which will allow planes and gliders to remain on the facility year-round, have better protection from the elements and be more easily accessible.

 

The wingspan of a glider makes it difficult to store, thus the need for a deep hangar.

The wingspan of a glider makes it difficult to store, thus the need for a deep hangar.

A view of Hope from the sky.

A view of Hope from the sky.

Club members position a glider for take-off on Sunday.

Club members position a glider for take-off on Sunday.

Andrew Nicholson, the club’s director of facilities was project manager for the new hangar.

Andrew Nicholson, the club’s director of facilities was project manager for the new hangar.