The City of Bridgeport, the most populous city in the state of Connecticut, is located on Long Island Sound, was originally a part of the Township of Stratford. The first recorded settlement here was made in 1659. The city was not chartered until 1836. Sikorsky Memorial Airport, still owned and operated by the City of Bridgeport, exists entirely within the Town Of Stratford and meets the general aviation needs of the surrounding community.
Sikorsky Memorial Airport is identified as a "general aviation airport" of "national importance" in the most recent NPIAS report. The airport conducts 60,000+ operations annually and serves approximately 175 based aircraft. The Airport maintains inactive Part 139 status with the potential for reinstituting commercial service in the future.