Category:Airports on Long Island
Long Island, New York, is the largest island in the continental United States. Its proximity to New York City and favorable topography made it especially good for air flights. At the dawn of the aviation age, Long Island assumed a role as one of the, if not the, aviation capitals of the world. Charles Lindbergh took off on his famous non-stop flight to Europe from Roosevelt Field. Mitchel Air Force Base was once charged with coordinating the entire nation's air defense forces. Grumman, Republic Aviation and Curtiss, all called Long Island home. For these reasons, Long Island is known as the Cradle of Aviation.
At approximately 1,400 square miles, Long Island has had and continues to have, a disproportionate number of airports in comparison to its physical size. This page attempts to provide a list of all active and inactive airports on island.
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Pages in category "Airports on Long Island"
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