Naval Air Station/MCAS Tustin Fun Facts - Tustin, CA
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N 33° 42.172 W 117° 49.109
11S E 424151 N 3729512
Quick Description: One of many historical markers at Victory Park in Tustin.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2019 10:42:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM111EW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "The hangers were and still are the world's largest wooden arch supported structures.

The hangers were built to harbor helium-filled, lighter-than-air ships (LTA), and are more commonly known as blimps.

Blimps performed valuable missions including anti-submarine missions to patrol for enemy submarines along the Southern California coast.

Each hanger was capable of sheltering six airships-an entire squadron of Navy K-class blimps.

Each hanger is approximently 1,072 feet long, 192 feet high, and 292 feet wide and cover almost 6.8 acres. The hangers are as high as a 17 story building and longer than three consecutive football fields.

Due to their immense size, the doors should be kept open in hot weather: otherwise atmosphere conditions ensue. The hot air rises to the top of the hangers, condenses, and forms clouds and then rain falls all on the inside.

The Tustin LTA facility was the fourth in the Navy's sequence of 17 timber hangers, after Lakehurst, New Jersey, Elizabeth, North Carolina, and South Weymouth Massachusetts.

Only seven hangers remain today: Two in Tustin, two in Lakehurst, New Jersey, two in Moffett Field near Sunnyvale, California, and one in Tilamook, Oregon."
Group that erected the marker: St. Anton Partners

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Tustin, CA


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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