About - Home in the Hangar

About us

I am Ali and I am the designer behind Home in the Hangar. 

On our second date, my husband told me it was his dream to build an RV-8. I asked where I could sign up to build it. I come from a family where aviation runs in their blood. My great-grandfather built planes in WW2, my dad had his PPL, and my Uncle is a Test Pilot. I have always wanted to learn to fly and thanks to my husband, I have had my eyes opened to an entire new world of aviation. What I discovered entering the world of aviation, was that it was very much a boys club. There was nothing that I wanted to buy, nothing that excited me, nothing that I would want to give to a fellow female aviator. I started sketching out a few designs and ideas. My husband was needless to say excited to see more and more things with our tail number on it. So I showed my ideas to a friend and fellow aviatrix. She immediately started telling me I needed to make and sell these ideas. So like most small businesses, Home in the Hangar took flight out of my kitchen. 

We had a short layover while my husband went through United States Navy Test Pilot School and I was pregnant with our son. However, I did discover a love of patch design while we were at USNTPS. I designed Class 152’s patch. The previous class had the infamous Hank Caruso design theirs, so there were a pair of huge flight boots to fill. I am now thrilled to say that Home in the Hangar is cleared to depart and is no longer taxiing.

 We are adding a laser engraver to our equipment, opening up several avenues of design. Soon, you will be seeing several brewery inspired designs. These are all thanks to my Father-in-law, a pilot and micro-micro brewer. We are also now a corporate member with the Flying Musicians Association. We love having new challenges set before us with clients dreams and ideas. If you don’t see what you are looking for, just shoot us a message and we will gladly design it for you. We look forward to adding more and more items as we design for anyone and everyone in the aviation community. 

May your winds always be fair and your landings always be smooth, 

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