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(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...
Rockaway Airport-New York-2

Rockaway Airport

Only a few nautical miles from Idlewild Airport; Rockaway Airport debuted on July 16, 1939, and was originally called the Edgemere Airport....
Alexander de Seversky in cockpit before record flight to Havana, Cuba, Dec. 1937.

Alexander de Seversky and The Renaissance of American Airpower

“I discovered early that the hardest thing to overcome is not a physical disability, but the mental condition which it induces. The...
Aircraft Inspection 1927 Engineering Dept Hangar

Mitchel Field

The journey of Mitchel Field was similar to most of the closed as well as the currently operating airports on Long Island.*...
Military aircraft approaching Roosevelt after the government began using the airport in 1931.

Long Island’s Roosevelt Field

Long Island may not be the birthplace of aviation but it is certainly the birthplace of international air travel.
Jacqueline Cochran From Sawdust Road to the Stars at Noon

Jacqueline Cochran

Jackie Cochran climbed to 45,000 feet in a Canadair F-86 Sabre jet, leaving a contrail of ice crystals behind her path....