Brookhaven Calabro Airport
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FEMA uses the airport as a staging area after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Airport typePublic
OwnerTown of Brookhaven
LocationShirley, New York
Elevation AMSL81 ft / 25 m
Coordinates40°49′19″N 072°52′01″W / 40.82194°N 72.86694°W / 40.82194; -72.86694
HWV is located in New York
Location of airport in New York / United States
HWV is located in the United States
HWV (the United States)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 4,200 1,280 Asphalt
15/33 4,224 1,287 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations135,100
Based aircraft217

Brookhaven Calabro Airport (IATA: WSH, ICAO: KHWV, FAA LID: HWV) is a public airport located one mile (1.6 km) north of the central business district of Shirley, in Suffolk County, New York, United States. This airport is publicly owned by the Town of Brookhaven.[1] The airport contact information, description, list of fixed-base operators and other tenants is maintained on the Town of Brookhaven's webpage for the Division of Aviation / Department of General Services."Brookhaven Calabro Airport".

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Brookhaven Airport is assigned HWV by the FAA and WSH by the IATA. The airport's ICAO identifier is KHWV.[2]


Brookhaven Airport was constructed during World War II to provide logistical support for U.S. Army Air Corps operations. Known as Mastic Flight Strip, title of the airport was transferred to New York State after the war. In 1961 the airport was acquired by the Town of Brookhaven. It was later renamed in honor of Dr. Frank Calabro, an important figure in the airport's development.

Facilities and aircraft

Brookhaven Airport covers an area of 795 acres (3.2 km²) which contains two runways:[1]

  • Runway 6/24: 4,200 x 100 ft. (1,280 x 30 m), Surface: Asphalt
  • Runway 15/33: 4,224 x 150 ft. (1,287 x 46 m), Surface: Asphalt/Concrete

For 12-month period ending March 25, 2005, the airport had 135,100 aircraft operations, an average of 370 per day: 99% general aviation (135,000) and <1% military (100). There are 217 aircraft based at this airport: 92% single engine (200), 5% multi engine (10) and 3% gliders (5).[1]

Defunct Dowling College used to operate at Brookhaven Airport. Its School of Aviation offered bachelor's degrees in Aerospace Systems Technology and Aviation Management and it participated in the FAA Air Traffic Control Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI).


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  • Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History's Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for HWV (Form 5010 PDF), retrieved 03/15/2007
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: WSH / KHWV - Shirley, New York (Brookhaven Airport)

External links

  • "Brookhaven General Aviation". Town of Brookhaven. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  • "New York State DOT Airport Diagram" (PDF).
  • Resources for this airport:
    • FAA airport information for HWV
    • AirNav airport information for KHWV
    • ASN accident history for WSH
    • FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker
    • NOAA/NWS weather observations: current, past three days
    • SkyVector aeronautical chart, Terminal Procedures