When it comes to the best way to store your helicopter, there are options available. From private aircraft hangars to portable storage and custom built structures, there are many ways that you can protect your helicopter when it is not in use.
The most common way to store your helicopter is a commercial hangar. In these hangars, your helicopter will be stored with other commercial and privately owned aircraft. The major benefit to using one of these hangars is that you will have access to ongoing maintenance and mechanical staff that will meet the needs of your aircraft. These hangars are often fully equipped with an emergency lighting system in case of power failure, ventilation and service equipment. The staff at these hangars often has access to specialized equipment such as a 24-volt power supply, Start Pac remote starting systems and commercial cleaning equipment.
The downside, however, to traditional hangars is the lack of security and privacy. Some aircraft owners have reported strangers sitting in their helicopters, damage by other aircraft, boats and motorcycles and poor weather causing damage to the aircraft that were improperly stored.
Custom Built Hangars
Some owners meet storage challenges by having their own hangars built, either on their own property or at commercial airports. This gives owners the added advantage of protecting their crafts from damage while having full access and control over the helicopters. These hangars are mobile and can be moved as needed by the needs of the owner. Portable hangars also help you to save on fuel costs and can slash flight time in half, as they are easily accessed when needed.
Many companies manufacture and sell custom-built hangars. These hangars are built to withstand temperature and weather extremes, and can be assembled quickly to meet your needs.
Fully Contained Portable Storage Units
These portable units are the innovation in aircraft storage, and offer the ultimate in protection for your helicopter. Designed by a pilot who was concerned about the safety of his helicopter, these portable units fold up around the helicopter and protect it from weather, damage and the occasional curious onlooker. These portable hangars are compact and mobile and can be used practically anywhere.
When it comes to options for helicopter storage, there are hangars that will meet your needs. From portable units to mobile storage and traditional hangars, one will protect your aircraft.