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 50,000 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 200 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.

Fixed-Based Operators (FBOs)

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:

  • Mid-Island Air Service: 631-281-5400
  • Northeast Air Park: 631-399-3348
  • Sport Flying USA631-281-5400

 Other Airport Tenants

  • Ed’s Aircraft Refinishing Inc: Aircraft Paint Shop, 631-281-8236
  • Island Aerial Air: banner towing, 631-523-6577 - Ron DeLalio
  • Long Island Soaring Association: gliders, 631-578-8596
  • NAASCO Northeast Corp: repair and overhaul aircraft / helicopter parts, 631-399-2424
  • Sky Dive Long Island: 631-235-9968