Category Archives: history of aviation

Newark Airport’s Administration Building: The Gatsby of Airport Terminals

By Cheryl Albiez, Senior Public Information Officer Anyone familiar with The Great Gatsby knows that author F. Scott Fitzgerald was writing during an era of unprecedented societal change, the “Roaring Twenties.” The Administration Building of Newark Liberty International Airport, which … Continue reading

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LaGuardia Airport history: Bessie Coleman, the first African-American to fly airplanes

By Roz Hamlett, Portfolio Editor In the same year that Amelia Earhart took her first flying lesson – 1921 – Bessie Coleman received her pilot’s license, making her the first African-American licensed pilot in the world.  The following year, her … Continue reading

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JFK: Five Things (OK, Technically Six Things) You Probably Didn’t Know About John F. Kennedy International Airport

By Pasquale DiFulco, Manager, Aviation Marketing & Communications John F. Kennedy International Airport is one of the world’s legendary aviation facilities. Its history is writ large across the decades as a renowned gateway to New York and the United States … Continue reading

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