The Antique Airplane Club of Greater New York was formed in 1961 by a group of men interested in perpetuating aviation as it was during “the golden age of aviation, the 1930s”.
Originally formed as a chapter of the Antique Airplane Association of Blakesburg, Iowa, the club held its first Fly-In at Zahn Airport, Amityville, Long Island, NY, in 1963, and it was held every summer from. Over the years the Fly-In has also taken place at Brookhaven and Gabreski Airports and currently takes place at Bayport Airfield. In 2013, the club will celebrate its 50th annual Fly-In.
A non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation of vintage and classic aircraft, the organization is also active in many historical, educational, civic and community events.
Incorporated in 1973…the club has grown considerably and now has approximately 70 dues paying members and is managed by its President and Board of Directors.
The constitution and bylaws of the organization allow us to run the club as a democratic organization, with each member having their vote.
Members do not need to be pilots or aircraft owners; no distinction is made in our membership structure.
All aircraft are member-owned and operated in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.