Republic Airport (IATA: FRG, ICAO: KFRG, FAA LID: FRG) is a state owned, public use airport located in East Farmingdale, in the Town of Babylon, Suffolk County, New York, United States. The airport is on Long Island, one nautical mile (2 km) east of the central business district of Farmingdale, a village in the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County.
It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation reliever airport. As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 3,586 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 2,866 enplanements in 2009, and 2,783 in 2010.
REPUBLIC AIRPORT HISTORY
Republic Airport was developed by Sherman Fairchild as the Fairchild Flying Field in East Farmingdale on Long Island, NY in late 1927 as his flying field and airplane factory on Motor Avenue in South Farmingdale was inadequate to support the mass production of his FC-2 and Model 71 airplanes. Fairchild purchased property on the south side of Route 24-Conklin Street and had the airport’s original layout plan prepared on November 3, 1927.
The 77.967-acre (315,520 m2) flying field was developed in the late winter and early spring of 1928 and was originally owned and operated by Fairchild Engine & Airplane Manufacturing Company. The first flights from the Fairchild Flying Field took place in late spring of 1928 after the Fairchild Airplane and Airplane Engine factories and hangar were completed and aircraft were produced in the new factories. After Fairchild moved to Hagerstown, Maryland in 1931, Grumman Aircraft Engineering built planes at the airport from 1932 until the spring of 1937.
REPUBLIC AIRPORT LOCATION
REPUBLIC AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 82 ft.
Runway length available: 01/19 5516×150 ft. :: 14/32 6827×150 ft.