Steel Aircraft Hangar in North Dakota
A Steel Hangar Used To Restore WWII Aircraft
Sunward Steel Buildings manufactured and supplied this prefabricated metal building for a client in Kindred, North Dakota, in early July of 2014.
Now an airplane hangar for Odegaard Wings Inc., a restorer and rebuilder of World War II aircraft, the hangar features top-of-the-line steel construction and a finished size of 72’x60’x18’. Erected at Kindred’s Robert Odegaard Field, which is home to 12 hangars in total and offers 24-hour self-service aviation fueling, tie-down parking and a 3,300-foot concrete runway, among other draws, the hangar provides sturdy, secure storage for aircraft and a functional, efficient work space ideal for aviation repair and restoration projects.
A rugged, built-to-last Galvalume metal roof with a 1:12 pitch sits above the steel hangar, helping prevent corrosion while protecting stored aircraft, and it also features (7) framed openings that vary in size and purpose. Included are (2) 3070 openings enclosing (2) 3070 walk doors, (4) 3’5”x2’ field windows that let natural sunlight inside, and (1) 45’x50’ bi-fold hangar door for moving aircraft in and out.
Additional hangar attributes include a six-inch snow gutter, which helps prevent snow and ice from weighing down the building’s roof, and several accommodations made with regard for North Dakota’s variable climate patterns and sometimes ample seasonal snowfall. These include a wind speed rating of 115 mph and a snow load of 35 psf.
Safe, Secure Aircraft Storage & Maintenance Solutions
Considered the standard for aircraft storage, steel buildings offer unmatched strength, reliability and adaptability, and they can accommodate planes and other aircraft of virtually all sizes. This particular hangar is now the home base and restoration center for Odegaard Wings, which the current business owner purchased 14 years ago from well-known Warbird pilot and North Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Odegaard, who passed in 2012.
Considered a bedroom community of nearby Fargo, Kindred falls within southeastern North Dakota’s Cass County. It sits about 35 miles southeast of Amenia, North Dakota, and about 30 miles southwest of Fargo.