In Sands Point, members of the club await the start of the sixth annual seaplane cruise of the Long Island Aviation Country Club.
The Club was based in Hicksville, but eliminated after World War II with the development of Levittown. For more information see the Long Island Early Fliers Club‘s article about the Long Island Aviation Country Club: http://www.longislandearlyfliers.org/news_archive/07marchapril.htm
The plant was located on Manhasset Isle.
Photo courtesy of of the Estate of Joseph J. Gaeta.
View of Manhasset Bay, in front of Pan American hangar on Manhasset Isle. Notice the flying boat that just landed!
The hangar floors were absolutely without a grease spot on them anywhere, the docks and floats were freshly painted, and a big signal mast with the national colors flying. It was quite a handsome base altogether.
– William Masland
No ticket kiosks, no metal detectors, no arrival and departure monitors… Check-in / pre-boarding procedures were a little different then!
Photo from the Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records, held at the University of Miami.
Photo from the Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records, Archives and Special Collections Department, Otto G. Richter Library, University of Miami.
Photo from the estate of Willard Baker.
In front of the American Aeronautical Corporation hangar.
Photo from the estate of Joseph Gaeta.
Photo from the estate of James Wilkie.
The gas-carrying barge and recreational boats in the background depict ongoing activities in the bay – both commercial and recreational.
Photo from the estate of Joseph J. Gaeta.