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Republic Airport (FRG) Passenger Terminal

The Airline History of Long Island’s Republic Airport

Most Long Islanders automatically think of La Guardia, JFK International, and Long Island MacArthur airports when it comes to fulfilling their airline travel needs....
Ford Tri-Motor

The Ford Tri-Motor: A Journey Through Aviation History

Liberty Aviation Museum’s 1928 Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT-B flew its first flight on December 1, 1928. It was sold to Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT, the...
PANYNJ Celebrates 100th Anniversary

PANYNJ Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Dear Metropolitan Airport News readers,The Port Authority of NY/NJ has operational responsibility for facilities spanning a 1,500 square mile area within the New York...
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 Pilot and...
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  left Port...

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 what is...

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 troops during...
(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 along with...
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 learned to watch, to...
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 28th. The world’s...