Division of General Aviation
The Town of Brookhaven’s Division of General Aviation operates and maintains the Brookhaven Calabro Airport. Located on 600 acres in Shirley, New York, this municipal facility handles more than 135,000 annual aircraft operations (take-offs and landings).
The Brookhaven Airport was constructed during World War II to provide logistical support for U.S. Army Air Corps operations. Following the war, title of the Airport was transferred to New York State. The Town of Brookhaven acquired the Airport in 1961. The Airport was later renamed to honor the memory of Dr. Frank Calabro, an important figure in the development of this facility.
The Airport has two runways: Runway 6-24 is 4,200 feet long and 100 feet wide; Runway 15-33 is 4,255 feet long and 150 feet wide. Both runways are fully lighted. Runway 6-24 is also equipped with an Instrument Landing System, (ILS) maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Over the past decade, the Town of Brookhaven has been the recipient of millions of dollars in FAA grant funding for the reconstruction of runways, taxiways runway lighting and other amenities, making Brookhaven Calabro Airport one of the finest general aviation facilities in the Northeast.There are more than 200 aircraft based at Brookhaven Calabro Airport. The Town has approximately 50 paved aircraft tie-down pads at the Airport.
Three fixed-base operators (FBO’s) offer additional services, including tie-down pads, T-hangars and conventional hangar, as well as aircraft refueling and flight instruction. For further information on these FBO’s, please contact:
Brookfield Aviation(631) 281-1244
Mid-Island Air Service(631) 281-5400
Northeast Air Park (631) 399-3348
Other Airport tenants include the Long Island Soaring Association (gliders) and Island Aerial Air (banner towing).
Brookhaven Airport is also home to the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Aviation/Professional Pilot Training Program and the Dowling College School of Aviation. The Airport also serves as host to many events throughout the year.
The Airport also offers a luncheonette and ample, free parking.
DIRECTIONS: From the LIE - Exit 68 South (Wm. Floyd Parkway/Smith Point Park); Left on Dawn Drive leads directly into main entrance. From Sunrise Hwy - Exit 58 North (Wm. Floyd Parkway); right turn on Dawn Drive. (There are signs on William Floyd Parkway which provide directions for the Airport.)