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Division of Aviation/Department of General Services
135 Dawn Drive
Shirley, Long Island, N.Y. 11967 
(631) 281-5100, phone
(631) 281-5205, fax

Airport Hours of Operation:
24 Hours, 7 days a week 
Airport Terminal Hours of Operation open to the public and has free parking:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week, except closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

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 60,000 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 300 aircraft based at Brookhaven Calabro Airport. The Town has approximately 60 paved aircraft tie-down pads and approximately 30 grass tie-down spots at the Airport.

Three fixed-base operators (FBOs) offer additional services, including tie-down pads, T-hangars and conventional hangars, as well as aircraft maintenance, refueling and flight instruction. For further information contact these FBOs.

Brookfield Aviation (631) 281-1244

Mid-Island Air Service (631) 281-5400

Northeast Air Park (631) 399-3348


Other Airport tenants:

Ed’s Aircraft Refinishing Inc. – Aircraft Paint Shop (631) 281-8236

Long Island Soaring Association - gliders (516) 223-9456 or (718) 415-2962

Island Aerial Air - banner towing (631) 281-1244

NAASCO Northeast Corp (repair and overhaul aircraft/helicopter parts) (631) 399-2424

Sky Dive South Shore (516) 656-JUMP.

Dowling College School of Aviation (631) 244-1314

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.)

Contact Information
  Martin W. Haley
 »
Commissioner, General Services
  631-451-6331
   
 » Kathleen C. Koppenhoefer
  Deputy Commissioner, General Services
  631-451-6252
   
 » Mark C. Lyon
  Executive Assistant
  631-451-9159
   
 » Louis Tsunis
  Executive Secretary
  631-451-6552