March 23, 2020
The Coronavirus is affecting many parts of the country including our airports. This is a rapidly evolving situation and CDC and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are updating information and guidance as it becomes available. Gabreski Airport remains open at this time, including the Air Traffic Control Tower and Sheltair – our Fixed Base Operator (FBO). The FBO building is currently open to staff members only. Passengers are being shuttled to their vehicles to avoid transmission of the virus to staff and other passengers. Fueling services are available by calling on 130.2 MHz or (631) 288-9866. Please check back frequently or contact Sheltair for updated conditions. We understand that this may be an inconvenience, but please work with us to minimize the impact on our passengers and workforce.
Francis S. Gabreski Airport is a General Aviation airport located on 1,451 acres in the Town of Southampton on eastern Long Island. Owned and operated by the County of Suffolk, the Airport has 3 runways’ one of which is 9,000 feet long, among the longest on the island.
The Airport is utilized by private aviation, corporate businesses, and air taxi services. Fixed Based Operator (FBO) SheltAir, provides services including fuel, parking, and aircraft services. Contact Sheltair at (631) 288-9866 or (631) 288-5453. Detailed airport information can be found at https://www.airnav.com/airport/KFOK
Gabreski Airport is home to the 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard - a very important entity to Suffolk County, New York State, and the Nation. With long range flying capabilities, the 106th operates over-water search and rescue missions, from the Azores to the Bahamas. The unit also assists in disaster relief and other state emergencies. The 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, is the parent organization of the Oldest Air National Guard unit in the Country, the 102nd Rescue Squadron tracing its roots back to the 1st Aero Squadron which was formed in 1908 in New York. The 106th has a fleet of Lockheed HC130 aircraft and Sikorski HH60 Helicopters. The attached brochure describes training activities that occur year round at and near the airport. For more information, visit the 106th Rescue Wing web site at http://www.106rqw.ang.af.mil/
The Airport is also home of the Hampton Business District, an Industrial Park which is planned for over 400,000 square feet of industrial and office space. The first four of ten buildings have been completed comprising 195,432 square feet. The Park promotes economic growth for the local community by coordinated and creative development suitable for multiple uses. The collaborative vision of Southampton Town and Suffolk County for the site is that it will be developed as a corporate center with emphasis on high-technology, homeland security, and communications industries. Follow this link for more information -http://www.hamptonbusinessdistrict.com/
Drone requirements change frequently. Airports and local Air Traffic Control Towers can no longer approve drone operations. Click on the links below for the latest information.
FAA Drone website - https://www.faa.gov/uas/.
Flying Near Airports -https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/where_can_i_fly/airspace_restrictions/flying_near_airports/
Other drone information - LAANC FAA Data Exchange Drones
General safety information presentation - http://3dinsider.com/drone-safety/
All aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds including payloads such as on-board cameras, must be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Visit the Apron Café for Breakfast or Lunch
Located on the airfield at the Terminal Apron at the base of the Control Tower. Open Mon – Sat 8 am-2:45 pm. Sun – 8 am – 2 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Call 631-684-9996 or visit them on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/theaproncafe/
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