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Bakersfield Tearing Down 1930s Era Hangar  
User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6006 posts, RR: 27
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

BFL will close its landmark old hangar building this year and tear it down in 2009.

If I remember right, the exterior of the hangar has been used a few times in TV shows and movies. The words Bakersfield and Kern County would set the scene for things like crop duster services, etc.

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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

That's a shame...it's a beautiful building, and one can see it from the plane while taxiing to the end of both runway 30's.

There's so much other "junk" around the airport (as with all other airports, let me add) that should be concentrated on first, but as I'm not in charge, c'est la vie.

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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 22175 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

someone needs to talk to the national trust quickly. shouldn't be allowed to be torn down...

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User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2343 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
someone needs to talk to the national trust quickly. shouldn't be allowed to be torn down...

I thought California was fairly switched on when it came to preserving real heritage. Aviation enthusiasm aside, it is a reminder of a rich history and is still worth retaining provided it's fire-safe. The value of the beams themselves used to construct it must be immense...you just can't get such timber any longer.

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