THE STORY OF
HANGAR ONE STEAKHOUSE
Hangar One Steakhouse founder Greg Hiser was born into aviation. His
father Keith Hiser has more than 40 years flying
experience. Keith served 2 tours in Viet Nam (1966 &
1971) retiring after more than 20 years in the Air
Force. He retired again from Cessna after 20 years.
His favorite airplane to fly was the B-25 Mitchell.
Keith met Greg's mother Verna while both were
stationed in Puerto Rico - she was also in the Air
Greg loves aerobatics and has been involved in many airshows. Some of the
aircraft he has owned over the years includes a T- 6
Texan, Casa Seata, Provost MK5 and a TS-11 Iskra. He
currently operates a King Air 90, an L-39 Albatross
and a Cessna 172.
Greg and his wife Beci (also a pilot) were married in
the large hangar at Yingling
Aircraft Services on Wichita Mid-Continent Airport.
Greg flew his attendants in a Piper Aero; Beci and her
attendants arrived in a friend's C-45. The aircraft
protruding from our building is also a C-45 and that
is another story.....
THE STORY OF
The aircraft protruding from our building is a 1944 Beech C-45 called
"Amelia" and is named after Atchinson, KS native
Amelia Earhart. She had not been found but our
"Amelia" was found. Greg, with the help of fellow
explorer pilots Tim Thorpe, Greg Downing and friend
Vic Buckner, rescued her from southern jungles.
Through much hardship including fighting ferocious
jungle animals, malaria-carrying insects and unhappy
native troops the group brought her to us to enjoy.
Our C-45 is a cargo plane but we are not sure what
cargo she was hauling on her final flight as the
logs, to no surprise, are not complete. We do know our C-45 had its engines converted to the much more powerful
turbine PT-6 engines giving the C-45 a higher cruise
speed and better short
field capability. The tables In our first floor bar area are Pratt and Whitney R-985
engines that were originally used on C-45s and
Be sure to browse our memorabilia on display. Most of the items in our
have their own unique story and many have their own
place in history.