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Quonset Hut Hangar With Plenty of Space for Aircraft Storage

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When Bill L. turned his property in Monterey, New York into an airport in 1982, he dreamed of having a spacious hangar for his ultralight airplanes. His hobby of flying began decades ago when hang gliding became popular, which started his search for inexpensive aircraft hangars.

In 2011, Bill turned his dream of having a personal airport into a reality by purchasing a 70’W X 24’H X 80’L hangar from SteelMaster.

Building a Quonset Hut Hangar

After purchasing his Quonset hangar, Bill enlisted a couple of friends to help him put the building up. He says the precut and predrilled panels went together perfectly.

 “The quality of the SteelMaster building was superb, all the holes lined up even with the industrial base connector. We did not have to drill once, out of 13,500 holes. It was phenomenal.”

When Bill and his crew had technical questions during the assembly process, the SteelMaster team was there to help.

“We got great support from SteelMaster. Any questions we had were answered.”

Quonset Hut Hangar Design & Benefits

When looking for inexpensive aircraft hangars, there are several reasons why Bill turned to SteelMaster:

  • Customizable: Bill was able to create custom endwalls instead of the steel endwalls typically associated with Quonset hut hangars.

“We custom designed and built the ends so they would be supported by the steel structure that was totally freestanding by the building itself,” Bill said. “There are five windows on each end upstairs. That gives us great light, free natural light.”

  • 100% Usable Space: No beams or trusses means Bill can store four fully operational airplanes inside his Quonset hut aircraft hangar, plus an automotive car lift inside.

“I had always wanted something that would allow me to have a second floor for free space,” Bill said. “We ended up building a full 3,500 square foot free-standing upstairs.”

  • Cost-Effective: Bill loves his Quonset hangar and calls it his “Shangri-La retirement facility” and says, to him, the value is priceless.

“We’re do-it-yourselfers and we put it up totally ourselves because I wanted to save labor costs. There were two of us, sometimes other people would come and go to help,” he said.

Airplane Hangar Kit Price Factors

SteelMaster Quonset hangars pricing varies depending on a few variables, such as:

  • Size: Our building specialists can design a hangar to house a small personal aircraft or a commercial-sized airplane. The smaller the hanger, the more cost-effective it will be.
  • Location: Each Quonset hangar is custom-engineered to meet your area’s local wind/snow load requirements to ensure your aircraft equipment will be protected from the elements. if you live in an area prone to heavy weather, this will affect the cost.
  • Optional Accessories: Our customers may purchase parts and accessories to customize their Quonset hut hangar to their liking. We offer parts including doors, insulation packages, skylights, and more.
Bill L.’s Quonset hut hangar in Monterey, New York, is a testament to how a dream can become reality with the right tools and support. Whether you’re looking for a durable, low-maintenance hangar or a fully customized aviation facility, SteelMaster’s Quonset hut hangars provide an affordable, reliable solution that can transform any aviation dream into reality.