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      02-21-2014, 12:54 AM   #1

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Arrow CT/ NJ/ NY Sat May 3rd. 2014 Meet & Cruise - Floyd Bennett Field

Sat May 3rd. 2014
Captree State Park @ 8:30 AM for coffee and hang-time
-> Cruise to Floyd Bennett Field to arrive @ 10 AM

Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York by flickr4jazz, on Flickr

We had a great turn-out last year.
This is the meet from Mar 2013.

What's the plan this year?

First meet @ 8:30 AM at Captree State Park.
On the parking lot at 3500 Ocean Pkwy, Babylon, NY 11702

We will then cruise along the 40 miles on the shore to get to Floyd Bennett at 10 AM.
If the weather is good, this should be awesome!

I'll update this thread with details as we go - subscribe and check this first post to stay informed.


Location and address:
50 Aviation Road
New York, NY 11234
(718) 338-3799 (this line plays a recorded message) - Visitor Center: 718-338-5094
Here is the web site of the The Floyd Bennett Field.

Click the Google Maps picture above (with the address showing) or click this Google Maps link to the address

How to send directions to your car:
If you have your BMW Assist account set-up, click "more", then "Send", click "Car" on the left hand side and enter the email address associated with your BMW Assist account. In your car, the message will be waiting for you next time you start it up. Look under Messages, open it and navigate to it.

Weather forecast:

How to reach me:
Call/ text: (347) 871-0BMW (0269)

Where are we meeting and parking?
When you first turn into the park and make it passed the gate, you need to make the first left onto the main road and take it all the way down.
You will see a couple of airplane hangers to your left where we will be parking at.

What type of event is this going to be?
Responsible owners will get together for a chance to drive, meet and mingle with other like-minded responsible enthusiasts.
This is also a family-friendly event so feel free to bring your significant other(s).

Cars: This is a all-models BMW event but ALL makes are welcome.

This is not a commercial event. No permit is required and none was obtained.
Cops patrol the grounds. So please no runs, donuts and other aggressive maneuvers.

Are there any restrooms on the grounds?
Yes, in the Visitor Center and near the campground.

What's the history of that place?
Under the guidance of Robert Moses, Floyd Bennett Field was built originally on Barren Island in Jamaica Bay, and was later connected to the mainland with sand dredged from the bay.

The airfield was named for Naval Aviator and Brooklyn resident Floyd Bennett, who was the first person to fly over the North Pole.

Famous aviators, including Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes flew out of this airfield. It was taken over by the Navy during WW II and decommissioned in the 1970s. It is now part of the National Park Service.

Last edited by v12; 05-02-2014 at 09:24 PM..