Utgoff Farm Hempstead, L.I

Utgoff Farm

An aviation company was formed and dedicated to building the S-29A (Sikorsky type 29, America) and was based at Lieutenant Victor Utgoff's farm near Roosevelt Field on Long Island. The name of this company was Sikorsky Aero Engineering Corporation which was founded on March 5, 1923. Sikorsky Aircraft has a proud and rich history spanning 75 years of aircraft construction, perhaps making us the oldest aviation company in existence.

1923 The first Sikorsky American aircraft fabrications, beginning with the S-29A ("A for America") began in Spring 1923 at Lt. Utgoff's farm not far from Roosevelt Field, Hempstead, LI, NY. Scrounged parts were used.

 

last update SEPTEMBER 22, 2012