Hangar change for historic Command-Aire plane | Arkansas Blog

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hangar change for historic Command-Aire plane

Posted By on Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 1:25 PM

click to enlarge IN TRANSIT: Command-Aire headed to storage.
  • IN TRANSIT: Command-Aire headed to storage.

Shane Carter of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport supplies this photo of the move of a historic Command-Aire airplane from the former Arkansas Aerospace Education Center, due for demolition, to vacant hangar space at the airport . The airport owns the old museum building, which closed in 2011.

The plane had been on loan to the museum by its private owner, but the Airport Commission is now in charge of its well being. "We're going to protect it and make sure we keep it safe and make a place in the terminal," Carter said.

The plane is one of about 300 made by a company that operated  in Little Rock from 1926 to 1931. The Enyclopedia of Arkansas has the history here. It's one of fewer than 10 models of the Little Rock-made plane still in existence. When the museum sold off its collection, David Snowden, a son of one of the airplane company's former owners, bought the plane and agreed to let the airport display it.

Carter recounted that the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission voted in June to demolish the building. Operation and maintenance for the unused facility cost the airport approximately $180,000 yearly. The contractor has 120 days to complete demolition.


Tags: , , , , ,


Favorite

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Ethics Commission to review illegal contribution to Leslie Rutledge

    Blue Hog Report says that the Ethics Commission has confirmed it will investigate what appears to be a clear ethics law violation he found in Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's campaign records — a May 21 contribution of $2,700 from the Republican Attorneys General Association eight days before the PAC was registered in the state.
    • Oct 23, 2018
  • Jared Henderson calls on Hutchinson administration to stop 'demeaning' teachers

    Jared Henderson, the Democratic candidate for governor, has blasted the move by Education Commissioner Johnny Key to weaken job protection for certain Little Rock School District teachers. He says it's of a piece with Gov. Asa Hutchinson's "empty rhetoric" about education.
    • Oct 23, 2018
  • Tuesday: News roundup and open line

    Here's the open line. Also today's news and comment.
    • Oct 23, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Slideshows

  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation