Brookhaven Calabro Airport is a public airport located one mile (1.6 km) north of the central business district of Shirley, in Suffolk County, New York, United States. This airport is publicly owned by the Town of Brookhaven. The airport contact information, description, list of fixed-base operators and other tenants is maintained on the Town of Brookhaven's webpage for the Division of Aviation / Department of General Services.Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Brookhaven Airport is assigned HWV by the FAA and WSH by the IATA. The airport's ICAO identifier is KHWV.HistoryBrookhaven Airport was constructed during World War II to provide logistical support for U.S. Army Air Corps operations. Known as Mastic Flight Strip, title of the airport was transferred to New York State after the war. In 1961 the airport was acquired by the Town of Brookhaven. It was later renamed in honor of Dr. Frank Calabro, an important figure in the airport's development.Facilities and aircraftBrookhaven Airport covers an area of 795 acres which contains two runways: Runway 6/24: 4,200 x 100 ft., Surface: Asphalt Runway 15/33: 4,224 x 150 ft., Surface: Asphalt/Concrete For 12-month period ending March 25, 2005, the airport had 135,100 aircraft operations, an average of 370 per day: 99% general aviation and <1% military . There are 217 aircraft based at this airport: 92% single engine, 5% multi engine and 3% gliders .