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9 NY-B Bethany

Connecticut:  New Haven County

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Arrows were know to be at the following locations. If the intermediate fields had arrows, it is very likely that the beacons between fields also had arrows.
Happy Hunting.

Bethany

Site No. 9, NY-B Intermediate field. Lat. 41° 26' 40", -72° 59' 45". Type D. See special Airway Bulletin. (24" rotating electric beacon, boundary lights, obstruction lights, etc, operated by commercial power; sun relay control.  The electric beacons are mounted on 50' steel towers.  Preparations are being made to install arrows at the base of the towers, pointing along the course to the northerly terminal.  These will be placed by July 1, 1927.)

Name: Site 9, New York-Boston Airway (NY-B).
Class: Intermediate. Rating, . Owner, Harris Whittemore, Naugatuck, Conn.; operator, Department of Commerce. Caretaker, none.
Position: Lat., 41° 26' 40" ; long., 72° 59' 45" ; alt. above sea level, 080 ; mag. var„ 12° W. (1927) ; annual increase, 5'.  Distance and direction from city, 1 1/2 mi. N. (375° true) of Bethany ; 9 mi. N. (335°) of New Haven; 5 mi. S. (169°) of Naugatuck.
Description: Size, see sketch; acres, 32; shape, irregular. Surface, sod; gradient, sloping; drainage, natural; SE. corner soggy. Landing strips or runways, none; whole field available. Marking thereof, arms on circle indicate best approaches.
Obstructions: Pole line, 30', E. side; trees, buildings, and beacon on field E. of marker; trees off S. W. corner; rocky mound W. of center; low, rough ground to NW.; 30' tower and buildings to N.; 35' silo to Marking (day), none.Lighting, flashing red lights, 80-120 times per min., on pole line and tower on N.; fixed red lights surrounding beacon, houses and trees on E.
Marking and identification: Standard 50' white circle, with approach arms, in center. Name on hangar or in field, none. Other marking, " 9 NY-B " on feather end of arrow. Wind direction Indicator, illuminated, on beacon tower.
Lighting: Beacon, 24", rotating, 6 r. p. m., 2,000,000 c. p. Boundary lights, white on 3 standards and red on obstructions. Approach lights, green on 3' standards at best approaches. Flood lights for landing, none; other lighting, none.
Accommodations: Personnel for servicing, near by. Landing fee, none; storage, rates, . Hangars, one old wood, 60' x 70' x 20' clearance. Repair facilities, near by; spares, near by. Specification fuel and oil, near by. Guard, near by; fire apparatus, extinguishers. Quarters, near-by cities; meals, near by; transportation to city, busses. First aid, at Naugatuck; mooring mast, none.
Communication and signal equipment: Telephone, near by. Telegraph, near-by cities; radio, none.

Department of Commerce intermediate field, site 9, New York-Boston Airway. One and one-half miles N., 9 miles N. of New Haven. Altitude, 680 feet. Irregular, 33 acres, 2,000 by 1,375 feet, sod, level, natural drainage. BETHANY on hangar roof. Directional arrow marked "9 NY-B." Pole line lo E., trees to W., scattered buildings, Beacon, boundary, approach, and obstruction lights. Beacon, 24-inch rotating, with green course lights flushing characteristic "9" ( -- .) Facilities for servicing aircraft, day and night. Teletype. 

Cheshire

Site No. 10, NY-B Lat. 41° 31' 40", -72° 54' 3". Type A. (24" rotating electric beacon, operated by commercial power; sun relay control. The electric beacons are mounted on 50' steel towers.  Preparations are being made to install arrows at the base of the towers, pointing along the course to the northerly terminal.  These will be placed by July 1, 1927.)

Easton

Site No. 7, NY-B Lat. 41° 14' 57", -73° 16' 57". Type A. (24" rotating electric beacon, operated by commercial power; sun relay control. The electric beacons are mounted on 50' steel towers.  Preparations are being made to install arrows at the base of the towers, pointing along the course to the northerly terminal.  These will be placed by July 1, 1927.)

Manchester

Site No. 13, NY-B Lat. 41° 48' 30", -72° 30' 6". Type A. (24" rotating electric beacon, operated by commercial power; sun relay control. The electric beacons are mounted on 50' steel towers.  Preparations are being made to install arrows at the base of the towers, pointing along the course to the northerly terminal.  These will be placed by July 1, 1927.)

Monroe

Site No. 8, NY-B Lat. 41° 20' 48", -73° 10' 0". Type A. (24" rotating electric beacon, operated by commercial power; sun relay control. The electric beacons are mounted on 50' steel towers.  Preparations are being made to install arrows at the base of the towers, pointing along the course to the northerly terminal.  These will be placed by July 1, 1927.)

New Britain

Site No. 11, NY-B Lat. 41° 39' 40", -72° 45' 10". Type A. (24" rotating electric beacon, operated by commercial power; sun relay control. The electric beacons are mounted on 50' steel towers.  Preparations are being made to install arrows at the base of the towers, pointing along the course to the northerly terminal.  These will be placed by July 1, 1927.)

New Canaan

Site No. 6, NY-B Lat. 41° 7' 42", -73° 30' 45". Type A. (24" rotating electric beacon, operated by commercial power; sun relay control. The electric beacons are mounted on 50' steel towers.  Preparations are being made to install arrows at the base of the towers, pointing along the course to the northerly terminal.  These will be placed by July 1, 1927.)

Tolland

Site No. 14, NY-B Lat. 41° 52' 48", -72° 22' 15". Type A. (24" rotating electric beacon, operated by commercial power; sun relay control. The electric beacons are mounted on 50' steel towers.  Preparations are being made to install arrows at the base of the towers, pointing along the course to the northerly terminal.  These will be placed by July 1, 1927.)

Westford

Site No. 15, NY-B Lat. 41° 57' 30", -72° 11' 10". Type B. (24" rotating electric beacon, operated by generating set at base of tower. Caretaker in charge. The electric beacons are mounted on 50' steel towers.  Preparations are being made to install arrows at the base of the towers, pointing along the course to the northerly terminal.  These will be placed by July 1, 1927.)

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