Brookhaven Airport

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Brookhaven Calabro Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Town of Brookhaven
Location Shirley, New York
Elevation AMSL 81 ft / 25 m
Coordinates 40°49′19″N 072°52′01″W / 40.82194°N 72.86694°W / 40.82194; -72.86694
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 4,200 1,280 Asphalt
15/33 4,224 1,287 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 135,100
Based aircraft 217

Brookhaven Calabro Airport (IATA: WSHICAO: KHWVFAA LID: HWV) is a public airport located one mile (1.6 km) north of the central business district of Shirley, in Suffolk County, New York, United States. This airport is publicly owned by the Town of Brookhaven.[1] The airport contact information, description, list of fixed-base operators and other tenants is maintained on the Town of Brookhaven's webpage for the Division of Aviation / Department of General Services."Brookhaven Calabro Airport". 

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Brookhaven Airport is assigned HWV by the FAA and WSH by the IATA. The airport's ICAO identifier is KHWV.[2]


Brookhaven Airport was constructed during World War II to provide logistical support for U.S. Army Air Corps operations. Known as Mastic Flight Strip, title of the airport was transferred to New York State after the war. In 1961 the airport was acquired by the Town of Brookhaven. It was later renamed in honor of Dr. Frank Calabro, an important figure in the airport's development.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Brookhaven Airport covers an area of 795 acres (3.2 km²) which contains two runways:[1]

  • Runway 6/24: 4,200 x 100 ft. (1,280 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 15/33: 4,224 x 150 ft. (1,287 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt/Concrete

For 12-month period ending March 25, 2005, the airport had 135,100 aircraft operations, an average of 370 per day: 99% general aviation (135,000) and <1% military (100). There are 217 aircraft based at this airport: 92% single engine (200), 5% multi engine (10) and 3% gliders (5).[1]

Dowling College operates at Brookhaven Airport its School of Aviation which offers bachelor's degrees in Aerospace Systems Technology and Aviation Management and it participates in the FAA Air Traffic Control Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI). Flight instruction leads to a variety of FAA Private, Commercial, and Instructor certificates, as well as Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings. Dowling maintains several Frasca flight simulators and a small fleet of its own airplanes.


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for HWV (Form 5010 PDF), retrieved 03/15/2007
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: WSH / KHWV - Shirley, New York (Brookhaven Airport)

External links[edit]