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Opening Eyes To Hurricanes - Newsday
by Jonathan Starkey

2009 Nor-Easter2009 Nor-Easter
Republic Airport Operations worked around the clock to ensure flight operations could resume when a roaring nor-easter come through Long Island.  Fighting near white our conditions, plows and payloaders  ensured that wind driven drifts would not get the better of the aviation facility.

The East Farmingdale based airport is the most heavily used general aviation airport in the State of New York and connects Long Island corporations and businesses to a national international market.  


Farmingdale's Flying the MailFarmingdale's
Flying the Mail (with video)

Republic Airport was the starting point for an historic transcontinental flight to commemorate the 90th year of air mail service in the United States with three antique airplanes recreating the punishing flight to San Francisco. A 1928 Boeing 40 C bi-plane, a 1927 Stearman C3B and 1930 Stearman 4E all picked up mail bags at the American Airpower Museum and headed west. Joining Airport Manager Shelley LaRose- Arken are air mail pilots Larry Tobin and Ben Scott, Republic Airport Director Michael Geiger, and Addison Pemberton, air mail pilot and flight leader. Read more.

Republic Airport gets $3.3M more to move taxiway
By Chau Lam - - July 5, 2008
Republic Airport sharpens skills for hurricane emergencies
Daily News - June 2008
Grant for airport safety
By Chau Lam - - June 3, 2008
An F-14 Tomcat's final trip - to Bethpage by Road
By James Bernstein - - June 2, 2008
Blue Angels to use Republic Airport as base for Memorial Day weekend air show
The Beacon, and LI Business News - May 2008
SheltAir at Republic Airport Serves LI Global Economy
Farmingdale Observer, Amityville Record and - April 2008
Runway Holiday Runway Holiday: Runners are encouraged to use the runways at Republic Airport on New Year's Day for what is now the traditional 5K run to encourage cardiovascular fitness. Among those taking advantage of the unique venue for a jog were Luke and Amanda Ferber of Kings Park. Another who participated in the marathon was Republic Airport Deputy Manager John Selden.
"Rosie" Ruth Almond The heroes in our own home: The New York State Assembly paid tribute to the thousands of women who worked in Long Island defense plants during World War II at Republic Airport. The women were presented with citations and offered the chance to rivet aircraft aluminum once more in recognition of their past efforts.

Joining Republic Airport Director Michael Geiger (right) are “Rosie” Ruth Almond and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino.

Having assembled, riveted, welded and inspected many of the World War II planes that are on the flight line at the airport’s American Airpower Museum, these women were known as "Rosie the Riveters." The tribute reflected on a historic time when the number of employed women in America rose from 12.8 million in 1940 to 18.4 million in 1944. During this era when gender equality was unthinkable, women became more than 35 percent of our nation’s work force.

“This was a powerful and appropriate tribute,” stated Mr. Geiger. “We were honored to host these women who were patriots, outstanding defense workers and proud participants in the Arsenal of Democracy.”


Snow Snapshots – Blizzard of '05
Moving nearly 3.7 million cubic feet of snow
at Republic Airport

Snow Plow
NYSDOT Snow Plows
Before winter skies became stormy Republic Airport began hauling out their snow plows to ensure they are prepared to meet whatever
Nor'easter is coming our way.

Tons of Snow Pushed Aside - Republic Airport, Farmingdale says it wasn’t the snow but high winds that might have prevented aircraft from departing the day the Blizzard of '05 left town. That’s because the operations people there worked around the clock to keep the airport open. The airport saw its first corporate jet go “wheels up” some 22 hours after the arrival of the storm and snow removal crews say that reflects a personal victory against high winds, snow drifts of ten feet and miserable plowing conditions. Airport operations chief John Lauth says it is a matter of professional pride that are the runways, under control, even in the worst of weather. “We are down to the pavement, and we have cleared selected taxiways to allow aircraft out of here if they wish to depart.”

The Republic Airport team has calculated that it moved some 3,690,000 cubic feet of snow during the Blizzard of 2005.

New room at the inns
By Jamie Herzlich - - January 23, 2006
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