Dr. Robert McLeod of Creston, British Columbia, should be proud of his new 44-foot by 30-foot hangar. It features a beautifully designed exterior, highlighted with Douglas Fir log posts and beams and three large 3-foot by 6-foot Douglas Fir accented windows to retain a nice view outside and bring natural light into the hangar.
McLeod’s Creston Veterinary Clinic is in the heart of the Kootenay Valley.
McLeod built the hangar to closely match his home and other buildings on the property, which boasts a grass landing strip. The hangar features a 42-foot, 6-inch by 12-foot, 6-inch Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap door.
With a shortage of veterinarians and a large, sparsely populated territory to cover, McLeod uses his Maule M-5-210C to bring veterinary care to remote clients. He and his plane also serve as an ambulance for veterinary related flights to specialists in Calgary or Vancouver. He’s been a practicing veterinarian for about 30 years, starting out after graduation in Saskatchewan and later moving to Creston in 1993.
McLeod with his Shelty, Jessie.
“I started flying at age 16 when I received a flying scholarship
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