Projects Under Evaluation
Braniff Operations and Maintenance Base, Dallas Love Field, Texas
This historic restoration encompasses 140,000 square feet of hangar space, 250,000 square feet of office space in the main building, and an additional 60,000 square feet in offshoot buildings. Historically, FCLG has sponsored an application to designate this building a historic landmark due to its significance to the Dallas aviation. The following are just a few of the reasons FCLG is investing time in saving this building from imminent demolition:
· Designed by world famous mid-century modern architect William Pereira. Some of his other work include the Transamerica Tower in San Francisco and the iconic “Theme Building” at LAX
· Supervising the local design was famous Dallas architect Mark Lemmon
· Building is last example of Braniff historical presence at Love Field
· Serves as a cultural landmark reminder of the efforts and sacrifices of thousands to keep Dallasites safe while flying
· The building housed the first computerized reservation system in 1958
· Maintenance workers at the base broke a world record for elapsed time for an engine change on the 747 (Pratt and Whitney JT9D-3A) on July 28, 1973
Flying Crown Land Group has submitted designs, financial information, tenant lists, budgets, and an unsolicited bid to the City of Dallas Department of Aviation. To date, the DoA has been uncommunicative and uncooperative in our efforts to save the building.
Future FBO and Hangar, Steamboat Springs Bob Adams Field, Colorado
Flying Crown Land Group is contemplating engagement in the speculative building of a hangar to house operations in support of the non-profit Sky King Foundation. The organization provides no cost air transportation to rural patients in need of specialized care in urban healthcare centers. The facility has been designed to house the organizations’ Pilatus PC-12 and Citation CJ2+ aircraft and measures 100x60 with an additional 3,000 square feet of office space. Cost of the project is budgeted at $2.2MM.
Numerous attempts have been made to find a suitable site for a building, however, the City of Steamboat Springs has chosen to build individual hangars and a FBO “house” in lieu of allowing a functional FBO type building to be built. The project will remain a possibility until such time as the last tract of apron adjacent land is built or a parallel taxiway is built.
Master Planned Site, Stillwater Municipal Airport, Oklahoma
The current airport in this college town is woefully out of date and has a great potential to be a model for a public-nonprofit partnership model. Several existing facilities are insufficient to accommodate the large influx of general aviation traffic driven by the university. In addition, the aviation program is seeking a new home for its operations.
Flying Crown Land Group has developed a master plan that includes land swaps with the city and state, development of a new FBO, aviation research education center, flight school, MRO facility, replacement t-hangars, and large shared aircraft hangar. The project has been budgeted at $32MM and is currently on hold until political issues can be resolved.