Roosevelt Field was the center of the aviation world during the 1920s and 1930s. When Lindbergh made Paris in 1927, he introduced to the world - the place of his departure - Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York. Numerous famous aviation personalities frequented Roosevelt Field as it was the world's showcase for innovative design. Curtiss, Beech, Stinson, Sikorsky, Burnelli, Bellanca, Fokker, deSeversky, Grumman, and Waco all had a presence. Traced through 40 years, from Glenn Curtiss' arrival with his pusher biplane in 1909, through the closing of the field at the dawn of the Jet Age in 1951. Extensively illustrated! Detailed text.