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Renaming a street near the Cradle of Aviation museum William Wheeler Way

Tuskegee Airman and Hempstead Resident Honored By Cradle of Aviation

The Cradle of Aviation Museum honored Hempstead Long Island resident, William M. Wheeler. This Tuskegee Airman was a 2nd Lieutenant, Combat Fighter...
June 28th marks the 81st anniversary of the first regular trans-Atlantic passenger service via Pan Am’s Boeing 314 ‘Dixie Clipper’.

Pan American’s Dixie Clipper Makes First Regular Trans-Atlantic Passenger Service to Europe

June 28th marks the 81st anniversary of the first regular trans-Atlantic passenger service via Pan Am’s Boeing 314 ‘Dixie Clipper’. The aircraft ...

Celebrating Pan Am’s Worldport 60th Anniversary

Both Pan American World Airways and it’s famous Terminal 3 at John F. Kennedy International Airport are not around any longer. But...

D-Day: The Day Each Year Europe Celebrates The Beginning of Their Liberation

On June 6th scores of cities, towns and villages in France and in Holland celebrate their liberation, and the victory of allied...
(L.-R.) Thomas Allen( & JamesBanning Photo Courtesy of the Oklahoma Historical Society

James H. Banning and The Flying Hoboes Transcontinental Flight

On September 18, 1932 pilot, James Banning took off from Dycer Airport, Los Angeles in an orange and black Alexander Eaglerock  biplane...
Glenn Curtiss' & Golden Flyer

The Dream of Flight: Skyway to Long Island

 “I saw the alchemy of perspective reduce my world, and all my other life, to grains in a cup. I...
Aerodrome Control Tower at Croydon Airport

Happy 100th Birthday Air Traffic Control Tower

A familiar and sometimes iconic site at airports across the globe, the air traffic control tower, celebrated its 100th birthday on February...
Viola Gentry

In 1926 A Female Aviator Needed A Stunt

You could say Viola Gentry was a rebellious teen. In 1910, when she was just 16 years old, she had already...
Teresa James

My Friend, the Invincible Teresa James

On June 12, 2001, a JetBlue airliner touched down at JFK International and taxiied to its gate after a two-and-a-half-hour flight north...
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Rockaway Airport

Only a few nautical miles from Idlewild Airport; Rockaway Airport debuted on July 16, 1939, and was originally called the Edgemere Airport....