Francis S. Gabreski Airport is a General Aviation airport located on
1,451 acres in the Town of Southampton on eastern Long Island. Owned
and operated by the County of Suffolk, the Airport has 3 Runways
including one 9,000 feet long - among Long Island's longest.
The Airport is utilized by private aviation, corporate businesses, and air taxi services. Fixed Based Operator (FBO) SheltAir, provides services including fuel, parking, and aircraft services. Contact Sheltair at (631) 288-9866 or (631) 288-5453.
Gabreski Airport is home to the 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National
Guard - a very important entity to Suffolk County, New York State, and
the Nation. With long range flying capabilities, the 106th operates
over-water search and rescue missions, from the Azores to the Bahamas.
The unit also assists in disaster relief and other state emergencies.
The 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, is the parent
organization of the Oldest Air National Guard unit in the Country, the
102nd Rescue Squadron tracing its roots back to the 1st Aero Squadron
which was formed in 1908 in New York. Visit their web site at
The Airport is also home of the Hampton Business District, an Industrial Park
which is planned for over 400,000 square feet of industrial and office
space. The first 60,000 square foot building was completed in 2014. The
second building will be complete by December 2017. The Park promotes
economic growth for the local community by coordinated and creative
development suitable for multiple uses. The collaborative vision of
Southampton Town and Suffolk County for the site is that it will be
developed as a corporate center with emphasis on high-technology,
homeland security, and communications industries. Follow this link for
more information -
See FAA website for latest information - https://www.faa.gov/uas/.
Link for other drone information - LAANC FAA Data Exchange Drones
Use this link to view a general safety information presentation - http://3dinsider.com/drone-safety/
All aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds and
less than 55 pounds including payloads such as on-board cameras, must
be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration. Anyone planning
to operate their drone in the vicinity of the airport must contact the
and Air Traffic Control Tower prior
to any operations within Class D Airspace (within 5 miles of the
airport). Follow all rules and guidelines. Be safe and do not interfere
with other aircraft flying to and from the airport. Any potentially
unsafe operations can be denied use of the airspace.
Air Traffic Control Tower Phone Number for Drone Operations - 631-723-7193
Airport Managers Office (Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) – 631-852-8095
Visit the Apron Café for Breakfast or Lunch
Located on the airfield at the Terminal Apron at the base of the Control Tower. Apron café now open every day except Monday and Tuesday. Call 631-684-9996 or visit them on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/theaproncafe/
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