Calendar of Major Events: Navy/Grumman Calverton Facilities

March 1952
  • Clearing Starts.
August 1952
  • Construction of runways, railroad spur
    and related work starts.
October 1952
  • Construction of buildings starts.
June 1953
  • Runway #1 (14-32) completed.
September 1953
  • Runway #2 (5-23) completed.
March 1954
  • Assembly Building (Plant 6) (Part)
    accepted for Grumman operation.
  • First plane in Assembly Building
    (F9F-6).
April 1954
  • Plant production started.
May 1954
  • Hangar #4 (Plant 7) occupied by Flight
    Test Department.
  • Hangar #1 (Plant 7) occupied.
June 1954
  • Hangar Operations Building (Plant 7)
    occupied.
August 1954
  • Useable completion date of:
    • Plant 6
    • Plant 7
    • Steam Plant
    • Paint Shop
    • Warehouse
    • Main Gate House
June 1956
  • Construction completed on Firing-In
    area (Gun Butts), Control House, Ammo Belting House, Ammo Magazine
    Storage House, Engine Test House.
March 1958
  • Fuel System Lab Building completed.
December 1958
  • Instrument Landing System (ILS) goes
    into operation on Runway #2 (5-23).
August 1959
  • Incinerator (Destructor) Building
    completed.
January 1960
  • Avionics Service Building completed.
June 1961
  • Nucleonics Lab Building completed.
September 1961
  • Rotodome Test Area completed.
January 1966
  • Nucleonics Lab Building becomes Plant
    8.
October 1967
  • Flight Emergency Center completed.
    (Occupied by Crash Crew.)
November 1968
  • Transportation/Ground Support Building
    completed.
December 1968
  • Anechoic Chamber completed.
May 1969
  • First plane on Assembly Trestle (Plant
    6).
May 1970
  • Central Sewage Treatment Plant
    completed.
December 1973
  • Plant 6 Trestle removed.