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Tustin, California: Giant Airship Hangar

Built of wood in 1942. Slightly smaller, and not as stylish, as the giant airship hangar in Mountain View, California, but still impressive. 17 stories high. There were two hangers, but one was destroyed by fire on November 7, 2023.

Address:
Valencia South Loop Rd, Tustin, CA
Directions:
I-405 exits 8 or 8A. Turn right onto Dyer Rd and drive southeast for about two miles. Turn left onto Jamboree Rd. You'll see the hangar on the left; take the first exit onto Warner/Park Ave (it may not be marked). Drive north to the hangar.
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Hangar.

Two Giant Airship Hangars

The north hangar burned down on Tuesday November 7, 2023. The South Hangar was unharmed, and is currently leased by the City of Tustin for special events and rented out for filming.

[Anicca, 11/21/2023]

The hangar, built in 1942, was 17 stories high. Parts of it were still on fire over a week after the initial blaze, thwarting efforts to determine its cause.

Two Giant Airship Hangars

The airship hangars have been used as sets for many movies, including The Hindenburg and the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon.

[Gene Murrell, 07/01/2014]

Hangar.

Two Giant Airship Hangars

Can't get too close to the hangars, but they are freaking huge.

[Robert, 04/26/2012]

The two voluminous hangars at Marine Corps Air Station Tustin were built for airships in 1942 for Navy coastal patrolling. It's no longer a military base, but the hangars still stand.


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