30 April 1908. Aviation enthusiasts in the 1st Company, Signal Corps, New York National Guard, organized an "aeronautical corps" to learn ballooning.
April 1917. The War Department decided that National Guard air organizations would be disbanded during the World War I mobilization. Individual Guardsmen would be encouraged to volunteer for aviation duty as reservists.
23 May 1917. The First Aero Company, New York National Guard, was disbanded.