Flying Places: Hangar Hotel - Park your plane, step into the idyllic 1940s

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It’s one of the things owners Rosemary and Dick Estenson love hearing from guests.

“How long did it take you to restore this hangar?”

The question is entertaining because the hangar is not old at all, it was built from scratch not quite a decade ago on the ramp of Gillespie County Airport (T82) in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is the product of the Estensons’ countless hours of research, sourcing and dogged attention to detail, and the result is a round-topped replica of a World War II hangar that would fool any veteran.

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