The facilities for private aircraft owners at the London Air Park, Hanworth, have now been extended to include lock-up hangars, a regular service of inspection and maintenance, workshops for overhaul and repairs, demonstrations of new and secondhand aircraft.
The main essentials for the average aeroplane owner are the hire of a lock-up hangar and a maintenance service affording regular and thorough inspection of his machine by a qualified ground engineer, regular cleaning and refuelling, and prompt attention to orders. His needs are satisfied at Hanworth by a lock-up hangar large enough to take a folded Moth, at a rental of £3 15s. a month, and a maintenance service, known as “Schedule B,” at a charge of £1 a week. This payment covers the all-important routine inspection at regular intervals, all necessary minor adjustments, and regular cleaning, lubricating and refuelling. Any additional work desired can be ordered separately at a standard tariff price.
For the aircraft owner who uses his machine frequently and requires the most thorough and comprehensive maintenance service obtainable, which leaves nothing to his own personal attention, a complete maintenance scheme known as” Schedule A,” is available at a charge of £3 a week.
The organisation at Hanworth is now separated into three divisions, one for instructional and club flying, one for taxi and commercial flying and the other for aeroplane sales and service. Each division has its own hangar and staff and operates independently of the others, under the general management of the Senior Pilot.