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Gateway NRA: Floyd Bennett Field Pin
 
 

Gateway NRA: Floyd Bennett Field Pin


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As New York City's first municipal airport from 1931-1941, Floyd Bennett Field was home to the record-breaking flights of famous aviators such as Wiley Post, Howard Hughes, Roscoe Turner, and Amelia Earhart. In 1941, Floyd Bennett Field was transferred to the military and designated Naval Air Station--New York. During WWII, it was a critical site for the deployment of military aircraft and served as a base for thousands of men and women. It became the busiest military airport in the US. Today, the National Park Service commemorates Floyd Bennett Field's contribution to the history of civil and military aviation.

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