Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2110 posts, RR: 15 Posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4545 times:
In looking at aerial photos of JFK, I can see that the Van Wyck Expressway (the highway leading into the terminal area) is lined with very large hangar complexes. Who were all these hangars built for? I know that today American uses one of the hangars for line maintenance, and that JetBlue just built a new hangar near Terminal 8, but what about all the large hangars along the Van Wyck? Were they for Eastern, Pan Am, TWA, etc.? How about the hangars on the north side of the airport, along runway 13L-31R?
I'm hoping some of the JFK junkies on this site can help me out.
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9836 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4522 times:
remembering from the days when I took that road almost daily, the hangars on the right hand side belonged to PA, TW and EA, and on the left hand of the Van Wyck (entering the central area) was AA and UA. Seaboard and NWA had their maintenance hangars along 13R/31L near Rockaway Blvd.
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Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21972 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4373 times:
I think UA uses Hangar 19, which is all the way down at the end of 13R. AA and KE are on the left as you go into the airport on the Van Wyck, along with a few others. The former Tower Air terminal is on the right.
I had a map that detailed which hangars were which, and what numbers they were used for, but can't seem to find it anymore.
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I meant to type what I did, but I could have made it clearer. I tend to think of the start of the runway as the "end" (the other end being the "departure end"), unless I'm actually on the runway. It's just a quirk of mine.
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Mikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4295 times:
Quoting Mir (Reply 5): I meant to type what I did, but I could have made it clearer. I tend to think of the start of the runway as the "end" (the other end being the "departure end"), unless I'm actually on the runway. It's just a quirk of mine.
I'm sure everyone knew what you meant, I was just messin' with ya.
PanAm92 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4234 times:
When entering the airport Pan Am had 3 Hangars on the right, The 1st hangar which is located just near the end of runway13R was built for there 747's in 1972. The second hangar was Tower Air when Pan Am went out of business, Tower air also made it a terminal. The third hangar was abandoned in 1980 and Japan Airlines converted it for there Cargo operation. The fourth hangar was TWA. On the right side is American Airlines and the second was Eastern's which was torn down and replaced by Korean Air Cargo. The Third hangar was United which also was torn down and replaced by Lufthansa Cargo.
JetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4185 times:
When you come in from the JFK Expressway from the Belt Parkway you can see the B6 hangar, the AA hangar which is a little over in the distance. Polar Air Cargo, Alitalia Cargo and a couple other ones. There also is the all the hangars on the left which has FedEx and DHL in the back and the three hangars along the runway across from T7. I don't come in on the Van Wyck so I don't know about those.
CactusTECH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4150 times:
Hangar 12 was used by TWA. When you come in thorugh the Van wyck you'll see AA hangars, if you go all the way around the JFK expressway you will now see Jetblue hangar, Half of Hangar 19 is used by UA now the other half is used mostly by Evergreen but actually the Port Authority has controlled over it so anyone may use it. Hangar 17 is Tower Air hangar you can see Hangar 19 and 17 by lefferts BLvd. Hangars 3 & 4 are now condemed and will come down soon these 2 are in front terminal 7 or RW 13L/31R Jetblue does some overnight work still on Hangar 3 and this used to be old PanAM and UA hangar! hope this helps!!!
Clipper002 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 680 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3907 times:
Pan Am had hangars 14, 17 and 19 at JFK. Hangar 14 was the first and contained Pan Am's operational headquatres including its SOC as well as a flight kitchen. Hangar 17 was transferred into a working terminal during construction of what is now the Worldport. All of Pan Am's SJU flights operated in/out of this hangar but there was no customs or immigration. Hangar 19 was built to accomodate the 747's and at one point was the largest building at JFK.
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2110 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3779 times:
Quoting Clipper002 (Reply 13): Hangar 17 was transferred into a working terminal during construction of what is now the Worldport. All of Pan Am's SJU flights operated in/out of this hangar but there was no customs or immigration.
I never realized that PA used a hangar as a temporary terminal. It would make sense - the construction of the Worldport must have been a pretty complicated undertaking.
So driving down the Van Wyck you had Pan Am, Pan Am, Pan Am and TWA on the right, and American, Eastern and United on the right? Got it.