8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

The Tribune photo, dated April 29, 1966, has the following caption on the back: "Whopping federal grant will include funds to build this $10.6 million superhangar at airport." A typewritten notation affixed to the back reads " World Airways Hangar--This is is a concept of the 'super' hangar and maintenance complex to be built for World Airways, Inc at Metropolitan Oakland Airport at Oakland, California. The facility is being designed to accomodate the largest jet aircraft being built, the Lockheed C5-A. World Airways, Inc. plans to use the huge facility to consolidate its aircraft maintenaance, flight operations, and headquarters offices, which are now in several buildings at the old Oakland Airport." The drawing shows a huge cantilever structure with external supports, with a C5-A nosed into a hangar at right, and a parking lot in front of the entranceway at center.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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