Aero Club of Long Island (1)

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The Aero Club of Long Island was formed ca. 21 Aug. 1908 by several young men of Richmond Hill who had been studying aeronautic problems. Several members were already building airships and gliders and had hopes soon of doing some real flying. They also wanted to hold contests and exhibitions of flying machines. All young men over 18 years of age were invited to join.

Officers elected 1908 included C. Fred Rockstroh, president; William T. Newell, secretary; and Joseph K. Post, treasurer. The three other charter members were Henry T. Newell, William A. Kirk, and Edward Durant. Rockstroh was secretary in 1910.


  • 1908 NYT, 22 Aug.; 1910 Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac 316 (Vol. 25, 1911)
Organization names Aero Club of Long Island (1)
Entity type
Country US
City Richmond Hill, Long Island
Affiliated with
Scope Local
Started aero 1908
Ended aero
Key people
  • Address: c/o C. S. Rockstroh, Secretary, 230 Magnolia Ave., Richmond Hill, New York (1911)