Photos: Take a Vintage Tour of New York City's First Municipal Airport, Floyd Bennet Field

Before the 2 major airports JFK and Laguardia, we had Floyd Bennett Field, New York City’s first municipal airport.

Designed in stunning Art Deco style, it was once the most modern airport in the world, a glittering gateway into America’s principal metropolis. Many of the leading aviators of their day started daring adventures here during the golden age of aviation—pilots like Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh and Roscoe Turner

In this gallery, take a tour of the historic location with Atlas Obscura’s Luke Spencer. Read the full article for the rich history behind the now abandoned hangers of Floyd Bennett Field.

Joshua Mu

Joshua Mu

Contributing Writer

When he is not attempting to hustle the hustlers of Central Park, Joshua enjoys exploring the depths of what New York has to offer. He one day hopes to pilot a drone without immediately crashing it.

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