hangar queen

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Noun1.hangar queen - an airplane with a bad maintenance record
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
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It had been the "hangar queen" for a few weeks, and Maintenance Control wanted it up for the next day's flight schedule.
My war bird was no hangar queen, so preflight, man-up and poststart checks went smoothly.
Using one vehicle as a spares and support "hangar queen," the contractors outfitted the other with an integrated GPS system, datalink and indigenous imagery payload.