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[[headline]]News and Notes of Interest
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New Hangar at Cleveland Airport /
A MODERN hangar has just been completed at the Cleveland Airport for the Thompson Aeronautical Corporation, subsidiary of the Thompson Products Company, Cleveland, Ohio.
The new hangar is 70 x 100 feet and has a clear span. Floor is of concrete, with a concrete apron extending in front of the hangar 40 feet. Clearance under the steel trusses will permit the accommodation of ships higher than any of those in use today. Interior of the hangar is well lighted, due to the use of continuous steel sash around three sides of the building.
Doors of the hangar, which roll on tracks, are so easily operated that a large section can be shifted with the application of but a few pounds pressure. Each section of door has three panels with a light of glass in the middle section to eliminate all shadows within the hangar on even the darkest days.
The office and stores department adjoins the hangar on one side and is of one story brick and steel construction, 15 feet wide by 50 feet long. In it are housed the ticket office and administration quarters. a well arranged stores and stock room occupies the rear section.
The Thompson Aeronautical Corporation has been doing a rush business ever since they purchased their first two ships about the first of August; one a Swallow three place machine and the second a Laird three place machine, the latter powered
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[[image]] Walter H. Barling now with Nicholas Beazley/
with a Wright Whirlwind motor. Airdrome flights, contract work, flying instruction; in fact, a complete service is offed by this company. September 1st an addition ship was purchased, an American Eagle Rock. Captain "Tex" Marshall, General Manager of the Company, has experienced great difficulty in purchasing enough ships for immediate delivery. He states that while nearly 8,000 people have been carried in the short period of operation, thousands of aviation enthusiast have been unable to fly because of the long wait, due to the large waiting list that prevails almost daily.
The Thompson hangar was designed, build and equipped by the Austin Company of Cleveland, well known designers and builders of aircraft and dirigible hangars, aircraft factories, wind tunnels, and ever type of structure required for the aviation industry. While the contract called for delivery in thirty working days, the hangar was actually completed in ten days after the structural steel arrived at the site.
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Walter H. Barling /
Walter H. Barling, internationally-known aeronautical engineer, selected by the United States Government to design and build the Barling Bomber, the largest bombing plane in the world, is now in commercial aeronautics devoting his time entirely to the advancement of private and industrial flying. The Barling Bomber is equipped with six Liberty engines developing 2500 horsepower and consuming over 1000 pounds of fuel per hour.
Mr. Barling, its builder, was for four years in charge of aeronautical engineering for the British Royal Air Force at the Royal Aircraft Factory. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, a Bachelor of Science, a Whitworth Exhibitioner and is the author of many aeronautical papers published by the British Government.
Mr. Baring is now in commercial aeronautics, being head of the Engineering Department of the Nicholas Beazley Airplane Company of Marshall, Missouri, the largest aeronautical supply dealers in America. This firm, during the past two years has sold and delivered over 1800 new engines to commercial manufacturers in addition to building and selling nearly 400 new airplanes. They are also affiliated with the Marshall Flying School of Marshall, Missouri, and have trained hundreds of pilots and airplane and engine mechanics.
[[image]] New Hangar at Cleveland Airport
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