|From the Islip Press Newspaper July
Visits New Islip Airport'
Hope Also to Have 'Lone Eagle' as Guest at Opening of
An aerial circus featuring many aviation novelties and
flying celebrities will mark the official opening of the Islip Airport, on
Saturday, August 4, it has been announced this week by the board of
directors of the corporation following a meeting of that body held in the
offices of Haff & Hubbs, realtors, in Islip on Wednesday evening. It
is expected that between 30 and 5O planes of various types will
participate in the great aerial program, and that Col. Charles A.
Lindbergh will be present as the guest of Charles L. Lawrance President of
the Islip Airport and the board of directors, who have tendered him an
Invitation to be the guest of honor on that day.
The possibility of
Lindbergh's presence are heightened by the fact that he is quite often the
guest of Mr. Lawrance at his East Islip summer home, and has already made
a personal inspection of the Islip field from the air. This inspection was
made recently with Grover Loening, Nationally know aeronautical
manufacturer, upon the request of Mr. L Lawrance while the two were guests
of the Inventor of the Whirlwind motor. Both Col. Lindbergh and Mr.
Loening were greatly impressed with the Islip field, declaring that it
could be made one of the best airports on the Atlantic
Should Col. Lindbergh be present at the official
dedication of the Islip field on August 4 he will do some "stunt" flying
in his famous Ryan plane, and will undoubtedly be called upon to give a
brief talk to the assembled aviation enthusiasts.
Among the many
features announced by the Board- of Directors of the Islip Airport after
Wednesday evening's meeting were a parade through the village to the air
field, spot landing contest, wing walking, stunt, flying, races for
Curtis, OX5 planes and a demonstration of aviation’s, newest experiment,
"The Voice the Sky." Following the completion of the aerial program there
will be several commercial planes on the field to take up passengers for
short 'hops' for a minimum fee.
The following individuals and
aviation firms have been invited by the directors to be present with
planes and participate in the days program Col. Charles A. Lindbergh,
Fairchild Aircraft Corporation, Loening Engineering Corporation, Mr.
Campbell of Riverhead, Central Islip Flying Club, Lionell Herrmann of
Brightwaters, and many others. Mr. Campbell has six planes with trained
pilots and Mr. Herrmann has a plane In which he does considerable flying.
Army and Navy aviation bases have also been invited to participate, and it
is expected that several service planes will be present to take part in
the races and to help conduct the day’s program.
The "Voice from
the Sky" will be heard from a three-motored Fokker plane. This stunt is
simply talking through a high-powered amplifier in the plane while it is
in the air. The voice is magnified so many times that it sounds from the
ground as though some giant were talking from the air. By the use of a
High-powered amplifier on the ground a conversation may be carried on with
a plane in the air even at a distance of several miles.
will undoubtedly be the greatest event in the history of Islip, and of
Suffolk County’s progress in aviation. There will be no admission charged to
visitors at the airport, but a minimum auto parking fee will be charged for
the protection of cars.
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LAWRANCE, Charles Lanier *