Laguardia Airport Flights. Air Flight Nikes
Laguardia Airport Flights
- LaGuardia Airport is an airport located in the northern part of Queens County on Long Island in the City of New York. The airport is located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst.
- (flight) shoot a bird in flight
- (in soccer, cricket, etc.) Deliver (a ball) with well-judged trajectory and pace
- Shoot (wildfowl) in flight
- (flight) an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
- (flight) fly in a flock; "flighting wild geese"
LaGuardia Airport, (New York Municipal Airport and LaGuardia Field), postcard from about 1956
The current site of the airport was originally used by the Gala Amusement Park, owned by the Steinway family. It was razed and transformed in 1929 into a 105-acre (0.42 km2) private flying field. The airport was originally named Glenn H. Curtis Airport after the pioneer Long Island aviator, and later called North Beach Airport. The initiative to develop the airport for commercial flights began with a verbal outburst by New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia (in office from 1934 to 1945) upon the arrival of his TWA flight at Newark — the only commercial airport serving the New York City region at the time — as his ticket said "New York". He demanded to be taken to New York, and ordered the plane to be flown to Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field, giving an impromptu press conference to reporters along the way. At that time, he urged New Yorkers to support a new airport within their city. -- Wikipedia
Flight 1549 Survivors
Brad Coville/Freedom News Service Carl Bazarian talks to reporters at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina early Friday January 16, 2009 after surviving the crash of U.S. Airways flight 1549 that plunged into the Hudson River shortly after taking off from LaGuardia Airport Thursday afternoon.