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New York-Boston Airway

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C. A. M. Route No. 1, Boston-New York (220 miles)

Service was inaugurated on this route July 1, 1926, by the Colonial Air Transport, Inc.

Boston Airport, is the northern terminal, Hadley Field, New Brunswick, N. J., is the southern terminal

The New York-Boston Airway is lighted by the Department of Commerce with 19 electric 24" beacons of 2,000,000 c. p., rotating at 6 r. p. m.; and 4 acetylene gas "blinkers." The electric beacons are mounted on 50' steel towers.

There have also been provided lighted Intermediate fields at 3 of the beacon sites. Along the route are 4 municipal or commercial airports.

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 York-Boston airway

Air Navigation Map No. 6; New York, N.Y. to Boston, Mass.
Air Corps Map No. 63; Washington, DC to Boston MA
AIRWAY MAP NAME GPS PID County/State
Boston Municipal Airport 42.357763, -71.021848   Suffolk Co., MA
21 NY-B Needham     Norfolf Co., MA
20 NY-B Farmingham DOCILF 42.296118, -71.411723   Middlesex Co., MA
19 NY-B Milford     Middlesex Co., MA
18 NY-B Blackstone River     Worcester Co., MA
blinker     Worcester Co., MA
17 NY-B Dudley     Worcester Co., MA
blinker      
blinker      
15 NY-B Westford      
blinker      
blinker      
14 NY-B Tolland 41.880000, -72.370833 LX4840  
13 NY-B Manchester      
Brainard Field      
11 NY-B New Britain     Hartford
10 NY-B Cheshire      
9 NY-B Bethany DOCILF     CT
8 NY-B Monroe      
7 NY-B Easton 41.251495, -73.283502 LX3813 Easton CT
6 NY-B New Canaan      
5 NY-B White Plains      
4 NY-B Yonkers      
3 NY-B Hasbrouck Hts. Teterboro Airport      
2 NY-B Newark      
1 NY-B Elizabeth      
Hadley Field     New Brunswick

Links

Airway Bulletin No. 1, September 1, 1931, page 40

Airway Bulletin No. 1, September 1, 1932, page 44

 

Airway Bulletin No. 25, May 1, 1927 (shown below)

This airway bulletin shows that the directional arrows at the base of the beacon towers, were being placed on this airway by July 1, 1927.

Latitude and Longitude given in this bulletin do not match up to 2017 locations use at your own discretion.

CAM Routes

CAM # 1  |  CAM # 2  |  CAM # 3  |  CAM # 4  |  CAM # 5  |  CAM # 6  |  CAM # 7  |  CAM # 8  | CAM # 9  | CAM # 10
CAM #11  |  CAM #12  |  CAM #13  |  CAM #14  |  CAM #15  |  CAM #16  |  CAM #17  |  CAM #18  | CAM #19  | CAM #20
CAM #21  |  CAM #22  |  CAM #23  |  CAM #24  |  CAM #25  |  CAM #26  |  CAM #27  |  CAM #28  | CAM #29  | CAM #30
CAM #31 CAM #32  |  CAM #33  |  CAM # 34

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This is a work in progress and will be constantly updated as new information is found.
Beacons arrraged the same as airway map.
DOCILF= Department of Commerce Intermediate Field