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Long Island Mac Arthur Airport (ISP)

Long Island Mac Arthur airport, in the town of Islip (pronounced "Ice-lip"), New York, is a medium sized airport located on Long Island, New York, about 45 miles east of New York City. It has some air carrier traffic, but primarily serves the corporate, business and general aviation communities. The airport has undergone extensive renovation recently, and major configuration changes have occurred. View a printable Pilot Handbook of the ISP information found on this Web page.


Know Before You Go

  • RWYs 15R/33L and 15L/33R are parallel, staggered runways. RWY 15R/33L is almost twice the size of RWY 15L/33R. Pilots tend to go for the largest or the first runway that they see. Confirm your landing runway.
  • There have been unauthorized crossings at RWY 06/24 at TWY W.  Pilots may be misled by the fact that the TWY crosses the RWU at an oblique angle and that the remnants of a closed RWY intersects at the same point.
  • TWY B4 & TWY E are not directly across the RWY from each other. Aircraft approaching the intersection with a clearance to cross RWY 33L and continue taxi on TWY E have instead turned onto RWY 33L by mistake.
  • Aircraft are failing to hold short of the Approach Hold Location on TWY H coming from the hangars on the east side of the airport.

Below find various ISP-specific information and things to be aware of, as well as general information to inform your preflight planning. This will be reviewed quarterly and updated as needed. This information is to supplement the From the Flight Deck Videos that are produced by the FAA Runway Safety Group. Here you will also find information provided by the local air traffic controllers at the airport where you intend to fly. The information is subject to change. Not for navigation or legal* pre-flight action. Always refer to official pre-flight materials such as, but not limited to, NOTAMs, airport diagrams, VFR charts and airport construction notices for the latest airport-specific details.

ISP Tower Administrative Office
Business Phone 631-619-9040
Open 0800 to 1600 – Monday through Friday

Last updated: Tuesday, April 2, 2024