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User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1123 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

I have some questions regarding Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn after I went through the pictures in the database:

When and why was the airfield closed?
What was it used for before it was closed?
Are there still any aircraft there, is it accessible?

Thanks for your help.


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Photo © Tom Turner



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

The airfield is primarily used for helios, the NYPD, NYFD, Coast Guard and several other State and Federal agencies keep their helios there.

The field was a military field from WWI-WWII, not sure when it closed. It was never really and option to expand for commercial use because of it's location and size. It's surrounded by Gateway National recreation area.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

AA flight 587 crahsed very close to Bennet field across the bay, NYPD choppers were on the scene in minutes. Here's a picture of a NYPD helio responding to the crash,


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Here's some more helios from Floyd Bennet field


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User currently offlineFlight Level From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1125 times:



A very pretty control tower.

It is still accessible and has recently been home to some concerts believe it or not.

 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

What's about the hangars there? It seems like they restore some aircraft there. Does that mean that the runway is still open occasionally?
Are there any aircraft parked outside?


Yes, Flight Level, I also like the control tower!



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