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Calverton NY Airport Used For Sandy Junk Cars  
User currently onlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13140 posts, RR: 15
Posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4426 times:

Calverton Executive Airport, near Riverhead, LI, NY, has recently been taken over as the place where about 10,000 cars destroyed in 'superstorm' Sandy are being stored pending auctioning off. The airport, was part of the Grumman company and used to make military aircraft for many years has largely become disused with flights shifted to another nearby airport. A building at this airport was used to store the remains of TWA 800 during it's primary investigation. Here is a link with pictures showing both runways jammed with about 10,000 storm washed and destroyed cars awaiting their future fate. http://www.weather.com/news/hurricane-sandy-cars-20121231

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User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3199 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4276 times:
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I remember there was a thread on this right after the storm, but it has to have been archived by now.

Does this airfield ever see any use anymore and is it completely abandoned (besicdes the 10,000 cars currently calling it home)?

[Edited 2013-01-04 21:16:00]


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User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

Quoting mesaflyguy (Reply 1):
Does this airfield ever see any use anymore and is it completely abandoned (besicdes the 10,000 cars currently calling it home)?

In the last thread about this I think someone mentioned there is still a sky diving company there.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3820 times:

The skydiving company's still there, and in fact built a much larger facility not long ago. I would imagine that the active runway will be cleared of the wrecked cars by the time the skydiving season begins in early April. There's still more than enough room to store huge numbers of vehicles.


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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

WARNING: Some of these cars could end up in a used car lot near you. Let the buyer beware.

User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3199 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3679 times:
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Quoting LV (Reply 2):

Thanks! I thought I had heard something was still there, but I couldn't remember.



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User currently offlineJoePatroni707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

Quoting bohica (Reply 4):
WARNING: Some of these cars could end up in a used car lot near you. Let the buyer beware

And CARFAX is not always accurate. I was in a major accident once in my car and it was repaired and never showed up on CARFAX.

And in a related news story, Pick N Pull will be opening a new location in Calverton New York with easy airport access!  


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3123 times:

Although the airport itself sees little use, in fact one of the two runways was taken out of service a while back so an access road could be cut across the middle of it, the industrial park that has taken over the former Grumman manufacturing facilities seems to be thriving. A long-disused rail line serving the site has recently been rebuilt. Whether there might be a revival of aviation activity, well that seems more doubtful. At least the skydiving facility is there to stay.


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User currently offlineaviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1357 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3053 times:

Thank you for explaining this.

A few weeks ago I was working a flight into JFK from South America. Flying over CCC, I noticed the Calverton runways were covered with thousands of what appeared to be -- from 12,000 feet -- flavored sprinkles. I assumed they were cars, but I had no idea why or what they were doing there.


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