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Long Island was the center of the aviation world. Fliers came from all over the country, indeed the world, just to fly or be seen here. The greatest aviators of the day made Roosevelt Field their home or port of call. However, the majority of aviators never became famous and are now unknown. Only images survive showing that they were once part of the aviation community. Nonetheless, they all contributed to the advance of aviation by learning to fly, purchasing an airplane or simply by making aviation part of their lives.