March 14, 2018
by eHangar

Server Move Successful – eHangar is Online Again!

We have made a smooth transfer to our new server, which provides faster access and more storage space, and as you can see, eHangar is back online again! ūüôā

Currently, we are still on the same old WordPress platform, but soon, we will be converting the site to our new social networking platform, hopefully, by the end of this month.

Thank you, everyone, for your patience and support!

Charter Memberships are still open and your support is always welcomed and needed! You can read how becoming a Charter Member of the new upcoming eHangar Aviation Social Network will benefit you and the site at


Grumman F4F Wildcat - USS Lexington - rediscovered on 04 March 2018

March 6, 2018
by eHangar

Lady Lex Found After 76 Years!

USS Lexington (CV-2) circa 1931The USS Lexington aircraft carrier, which was sunk in 1942 at the Battle of the Coral Sea, has been found after 76 years!

The underwater search team was led by Microsoft co-founder Paul G Allen. Its research vessel, the R/V Petrel, found the wreckage on Sunday (04 Mar 2018) about 3,000m (two miles) below the surface and more than 500 miles (800km) off the eastern coast of Australia.

What’s amazing is that everything looks perfectly preserved. Initial images of the wreck and two of its aircraft – an Grumman F4F Wildcat and Douglas TBD Devastator – shows intact and vibrantly-coloured markings, almost as if they were sunk yesterday!

I’m excited to see if they will bring up (as they no doubt will) some of these rare aircraft and perhaps restore them to flying condition again. Imagine, a flying Devastator in original paintwork!

Douglas TBD Devastator - USS Lexington - rediscovered on 04 March 2018

Grumman F4F Wildcat - USS Lexington - rediscovered on 04 March 2018

Grumman F4F Wildcat - USS Lexington - rediscovered on 04 March 2018Aircraft wreck photos copyright Paul G Allen

March 4, 2018
by eHangar

Move to new server and platform soon :)

Dear eHangar members

Over the next few days, will be going offline for a few days as we move to a new server, so please don’t be alarmed if you cannot access the site later this week.

The new server will be faster as it uses SSD (solid state drives) instead of the older technology hard disk of the current server. We will also have 75 GB of storage space instead of the current 30 GB, which oftentimes caused the site to crash due to space limitations.

Soon after the move, we will also be switching to the new social network platform. The key challenge to moving to this new platform is to ensure that the forum is transferred as intact as possible to preserve the precious treasure trove of posts all of you have made over the past 15 years.

These new changes have been made possible by the generous contributions of the new Charter Members and¬†member/moderator Gus Schaefer – many thanks! If you would like to be one of the Charter Members, there’s still time to sign up for you – we need as much help as possible to make great again! ūüôā

Tan Kay Hai, DFC, RAF

February 14, 2018
by eHangar

Tan Kay Hai, amazing WW2 fighter pilot from Singapore

When stories are told or written of Allied WW2 pilots’ exploits, most of the time, they are from Europe or the USA.

There is one story that needs to be shared, of a brave Asian pilot from Singapore, who flew for the RAF against the Germans during WW2 in many aircraft, including a P-51 Mustang photo-recon over the D-Day beaches, and was a member of the Caterpillar Club, and an escapee from a Stalag Luft POW camp!

The man is Wing Commander Tan Kay Hai, DFC.

You can read his amazing life story at