January 18, 2018
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eHangar is back online again :)

Hi all, as you can see, we are happy to announce that eHangar.com is back online again, after being down for about 4-5 days.

My apologies to everyone who tried to access the site, especially to visit or participate in our Annual Aviation Art Contest, which is nearing the end of the nomination period on January 21. If you haven’t already nominated your favourite aviation art painting yet, or would like to see the latest and greatest aviation art paintings from 2017, go visit our Contest Section now!

The site’s downtime was due to a technical glitch on our server end, which the webhost company’s engineers could not resolve until earlier today. I’ve been very frustrated with the service level and support of the webhosting company, Bluehost, which is in my opinion and experience, the absolute worst service provider ever! Folks, please stay well clear of this company, if you value your peace of mind and hair (I have had too many hair-tearing sesssions trying to get their support staff to help!).

I will be moving eHangar.com out by next week to another company, which hopefully will provide faster, more reliable uptimes for eHangar. This does mean, that there will be another downtime expected of a day or two for the site. More news on this soon. In the meantime, I’m just glad and relieved that the site is up again. Have a great day, all! 🙂

October 31, 2017
by eHangar
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eHangar.com V3 – The Social Network

I’m excited to announce some major changes for eHangar.com in the very near future that will fulfill its original website vision!

When I first started eHangar.com in 2003, the original concept was to make it a site for “everything aviation”. As it was technically too challenging to make it so, I decided to focus on one area initially to establish the site, and that was aviation art.

Even while eHangar.com grew over the years and became the foremost aviation art site in the world, I had always thought of ways to increase its membership base beyond aviation art enthusiasts, into the general aviation world.

Today, we have the mature technology of social networking sites, and so I have decided to convert eHangar.com into the social network site for everything aviation. Yes, I know many aviation enthusiasts are already using Facebook, but I believe a social network site specifically for aviation has real potential.

Who wants to wade through dozens of posts of babies, pets and birthday parties before you chance upon a photograph of a Spitfire or some other aircraft? What if every post was of an aviation nature, by people who are enthusiasts, collectors, pilots, crew, etc, from every sector of aviation, past, present and future?

As a social networking site, I believe eHangar.com will finally be able to fulfill its original vision and mission to be “Everything Aviation Under One Roof”.

What do you think? Would you welcome the chance to be a part of a global aviation social network where everyone is of like mind and focus? Let me know what you think about these plans in the comments section below or in the eHangar forum.

September 15, 2016
by eHangar
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We’re BACK! Everything looks normal (I hope…!)

We’ve just completed the move to a new server. Its been a nail-biting few days because the IT tech guy I hired did not do the job properlycensoredbrooding, and so I had to do it all by myself, with a bit of guesswork here and there, and much uploading and deleting of files and databases.seestars

It looks like the migration has gone well, with only the latest posts of the past few days missing, I think, including my post announcing the site will be down.

For the members’ whose recent posts might not have been backed up and restored properly, I apologise and request that you make the posts again.whistle

Thanks everyone for your patience and accommodation. I hope this new server will serve the site well and quickly too. pilotfly

As always, please post in the feedback section if you spot anything amiss or have suggestions to improve the site, our community.teach

Cheers

Sunny

August 24, 2016
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Homepage looks weird? Don’t worry, we’re redecorating!

If you checked into the site and thought the homepage looks weird and suspect it may have been hacked into and defaced, don’t worry – I’m just playing around with some new themes to see which is the best to use to showcase the forum posts.

In fact, I have been looking at dozens of pre-designed themes but none seem to suit the site’s specifications, and so I have invested in a software to design and build my own custom theme!

While I’m learning this new software and trying out the various features, I will be switching back and forth between the test theme and the regular ‘safe’ theme.

One of the challenges is that nowadays, more and more people are using tablets and smart phones to access the site, and so the theme needs to be able to fit and display properly on many different types of screens.

Thank you for your patience! 🙂

Sunny