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Corporate jets on average visit Alexandria’s municipal airport once a day. A new heated hangar that is being built this winter will be used to house transient jet aircraft. (Echo Press)

New airport hangar to open in May

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When officials at Chandler Field, the Alexandria municipal airport, were offered the chance to build a large, heated aircraft hangar for only 11 percent of the total cost, they jumped at the opportunity.


Construction was scheduled to begin this week on a brand new, $683,698 aircraft hangar that will offer the option for medium-sized jets to be stored inside at the airport for the first time.

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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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