Tag: Republic Airport
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) this week called on the Federal Aviation Administration to increase local airport safety checks following a recent string of small plane crashes on Long Island. The senator said FAA ramp inspections, which determine if airports are in compliance with federal regulations and safe operating practices, have dropped 70 percet at New York airports in the past decade. He urged the FAA to reverse that trend during a news conference Monday at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, the site of the eighth small plane crash on LI so far this year, the most since 2012. Schumer noted that the crashes and inspections aren’t directly linked.
Playing follow the leader in sunny skies over Long Island, three World War II-era ex-military planes came daringly close to one another before breaking off, leaving white smoke trials in their wake. The daredevil pilots flying this trio of SNJs—the U.S. Navy version of the T-6 Texan, a trainer plane dubbed “the pilot maker”—were practicing their routine in advance of the 13th annual Bethpage at Jones Beach Air Show this Memorial Day weekend.
Legendary pilot Sean Tucker takes a Press reporter on a practice run.
On paper, the new Syosset Park project could be just what Nassau has been looking for at the old Cerro Wire property by the LIE. It beats a luxury mall, but the development should not sell the county short.
A Press reporter went on a fly-along with Fat Albert, the C-130 tactical workhorse traveling the nation backing up the elite squadron of F/A-18 Hornets that woo crowds with their signature diamond-formation trickery.