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! ūüôā

October 31, 2017
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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.

Aircraft wreck

September 6, 2017
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Wreckology – Pre-eHangar Site!

Aircraft wreck MalaysiaBefore eHangar.com was born in 2003, I had created a few other aviation-related sites. Mind you, these were literally hand-coded, typing in raw HTML codes into a text editor, and thus were very basic in appearance and functionality. These old sites are long gone from the Internet, but one day I thought of a subsite I built before and dug into my old backups, and lo and behold, I found the original HTML files!

This subsite from my old flight2000.com site came about when a newspaper reported the finding of a wreck in a Malaysian forest. Aviation forums and netizens attempted to identify the wreck from the photos posted, and this subsite was my contribution to the effort. My armchair sleuthing helped to identify the wreck, which is why I have always been proud of this subsite which chronicled my efforts. Continue Reading →

August 25, 2017
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Down & Out by James Dietz

 

"Down & Out" by James Dietz

This is a relatively new aviation art painting by James Dietz. I found it on another website.

As with many of James’ paintings, the human element is the main focus, and the machine is in the background.

Down and Out depicts the three-man crew of a bullet-riddled US Navy Grumman TBF Avenger getting into a dinghy after ditching in rough seas. A squadron mate circles overhead to confirm the crew is out safely and has probably already radioed their position for a rescue operation.

I don’t have much info on this painting, which I understand was privately commissioned and has not been released in any print form. I am hoping an eHangar member or James himself will chime in here with more details. ūüôā