The aluminum framework is off-loaded from one of the semis
using a truck-tractor adapted with a boom.
The framework is laid out on the ground and partially bolted
together. Ropes and pulleys were used to hoist the arches to an upright position.
The skeleton is erected and the tent material is laid out on
the inside of the framework to be pulled to the center ridge pole and fastened to the
Up the tent goes to the center ridge pole. All that remains is
to fasten the sides to the arches. The first time the Aer-o-dome was erected it took the
crew three days. With lots of practice, it was erected in four to five hours.
Don M. Mayton, Project
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
Dean G. Tryon, Newsletter
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587