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Sikorsky Memorial Airport-Stratford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JASTA 11
N 41° 09.824 W 073° 07.728
18T E 656984 N 4558620
Quick Description: Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport, formerly known as Bridgeport Municipal Airport, is a public airport located in Stratford, Connecticut.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2011 6:30:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMBHR0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member geobwong2k
Views: 2

Long Description:
The airport was originally known as Avon Field, a racetrack where aircraft would land 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. 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.

Type: Municipal

ICAO Airport Code: KBDR

IATA Airport Code: BDR

FAA Identifier: BDR

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