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Interior of the terminal.
Interior of the terminal.

The Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York City remains the only active airport terminal dating from the first generation of passenger travel in the United States--the "Golden Age of the Flying Boat." The Marine Air Terminal, an Art Deco building designed in 1939 by William Delano of the firm Delano & Aldrich, is comprised of a central circular core of two stories with an attic from which a rectangular entrance pavilion and two symmetrically opposed one-story wings project. Inside the terminal hangs "Flight," a mural measuring 12 feet (3.7 m) in height and 237 feet (72 m) in length. Completed by James Brooks in 1940, "Flight" depicts the history of man's involvement with flight. The mural was painted over without explanation in the 1950s, possibly because some saw left-wing symbolism in it, but following the protests of art historians and curators it was fully restored in 1980. LaGuardia Airportss Marine Air Terminal. ... Mural inside LaGuardia Airports Marine Air Terminal. ... Mural inside LaGuardia Airports Marine Air Terminal. ... Jump to: navigation, search FAA diagram of LaGuardia Airport . LaGuardia Airport is located in Flushing, a neighborhood within the New York City borough of Queens, New York near the Flushing Bay. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Asheville City Hall. ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search James Brooks (October 18, 1906 – March 9, 1992) was an American muralist and abstract painter. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... // Events and trends The 1950s in Western society was marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1920s-type consumer society built on credit and boom-times, as well as the height of the baby-boom from returning... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Pan American Airways' Yankee Clipper, a Boeing 314, made its first flight across the mid-Atlantic on March 26, 1939. The Pan Am logo Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal international airline of the United States from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991. ... Yankee Clipper was: The name given to a particular style of clipper ships developed by New Englanders in the mid-19th Century. ... The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by Boeing from 1938 to 1941. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


By the early 1930s, commercial airlines and airports were developing due to the Federal government's use of private contractors for postal transport and Charles Lindbergh's famous transatlantic flight. New York was in dire need of a new airport by 1934 when Fiorello H. LaGuardia was elected mayor. Plans for the airport, which was to be federally sponsored and funded through the Works Progress Administration (WPA), were approved by President Roosevelt on September 3, 1937. Only six days later, the Mayor presided over groundbreaking ceremonies and construction proceeded rapidly. At 558 acres (2.3 kmĀ²) with nearly four miles (6 km) of runways, the $40,000,000 airport was the largest and most expensive in the world. New York Municipal Airport--LaGuardia Field opened on October 15, 1939 and the Marine Air Terminal was dedicated in March 1940. The first flight from the Marine Air Terminal by a Clipper departed on March 31, 1940, carrying a crew of 10, nine passengers and over 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) of mail and landed in Lisbon, Portugal 18 hours and 30 minutes later. These Clippers--with a wing span of 152 feet (46 m), a cruising speed of 200 mph (320 km/h) and a capacity to carry 72 passengers--were luxurious. The two-deck interior featured dining rooms, private compartments and sleeping sections. However, this glamorous era of the Clippers was brought to an abrupt halt by the outbreak of World War II. By the end of the war, technological advances in airplane design had made the Clippers obsolete and the Marine Air Terminal was converted for the newer airplanes. Today the Marine Air Terminal is used by commuter airlines, air taxis, private aircraft, Signature Flight Support (a Fixed base operator) and a private weather service. // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... Image:Lindbergh. ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Fiorello Henry LaGuardia Fiorello Henry LaGuardia (December 11, 1882–September 20, 1947) was the Mayor of New York from 1934 to 1945. ... The Works Progress Administration (later Works Projects Administration, abbreviated WPA), was created on May 6, 1935 with the signing of Executive Order 7034. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search FAA diagram of LaGuardia Airport . LaGuardia Airport is located in Flushing, a neighborhood within the New York City borough of Queens, New York near the Flushing Bay. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... District Lisbon Mayor   - Party Pedro Santana Lopes PSD Area 84. ... Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that... A Fixed Base Operator (also known as Fixed Base of Operation), or FBO, is a service center at an airport that may be a private enterprise or may be a department of the municipality that the airport serves. ...


The Marine Air Terminal is located at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. It is still an active terminal, open during normal hours of operation. The Delta Shuttle uses the terminal for arriving and departing flights. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Delta Air Lines ( NYSE: DAL) is a major U.S. airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, operating a large domestic and international network that spans North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. ... The National Register of Historic Places is the USAs official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. ...


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Marine Air Terminal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (490 words)
The first flight from the Marine Air Terminal by a Clipper departed on March 31, 1940, carrying a crew of 10, nine passengers and over 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) of mail and landed in Lisbon, Portugal 18 hours and 30 minutes later.
Today the Marine Air Terminal is used by commuter airlines, air taxis, private aircraft, Signature Flight Support (a fixed base operator) and a private weather service.
The Delta Shuttle uses the terminal for arriving and departing flights.
Marine Lightning Protection Inc. (723 words)
Hence an air terminal is intended to divert the lightning away from crew and electronics.
In the absence of a separate air terminal on a boat mast, the highest point, usually the VHF antenna, is the most likely attachment point.
Also, the top of an aluminum mast is an effective air terminal, but if you want to stand a chance of protecting masthead transducers such as a VHF antenna or anemometer vane, a separate air terminal is a good idea.
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