Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport (IATA: BDR, ICAO: KBDR, FAA LID: BDR) is a public use airport in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It is owned by the city of Bridgeport and located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of its central business district, in the town of Stratford. It was formerly known as Bridgeport Municipal Airport. In the past, the airport was usually referred to on destination maps and flight status displays as “Bridgeport”.
IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL AIRPORT HISTORY
The airport was originally Avon Field, a racetrack where aircraft landed on the grass infield. It was the site of the country’s first air show held in 1911, on the grounds of what is currently St. Michaels Cemetery. It became known as Mollison Field after Captain Jim Mollison’s crash landing there in 1933 during an attempt to fly across the Atlantic. The City of Bridgeport purchased the airport in 1937, after which it became Bridgeport Municipal Airport.
On October 17, 1962, President of the United States John F. Kennedy gave a speech at this airport.
In 1972, it was rededicated as the Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport, honoring the airport’s most famous tenant, Igor Sikorsky, who selected Stratford as the site for his Sikorsky Aviation Corporation in 1929.
IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport (IATA: BDR, ICAO: KBDR, FAA LID: BDR) is a public use airport in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.
IGOR I SIKORSKY MEMORIAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 9 ft.
Runway length available: 06/24 4677×150 ft. :: 11/29 4761×150 ft. :: 17/35 3200×150 ft.