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1920s: Roosevelt Field flight line. Airplanes include Curtis
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1920s: Roosevelt Field flight line. Airplanes include Curtis Pusher, Orioles, Standards, and Jennys used for sightseeing, exhibition and flights. The second aircraft from right is Casey Jones's famous "Clip Wing ". Roosevelt field was attractive to aviators because it was flat and close to flight sponsors in New York City.(Credit: Courtesy of George Dade)

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The history of aviation on Long Island

Long Island has been the home of numerous milestones in aviation history, leading to the island's nickname as the "cradle of aviation".

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