Hybla Valley Airport

Hybla Valley Airport (HM10FT)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22306
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 44.994', W 77° 5.01'

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Virginia's first airport permit was granted to Elvin W. Robertson's Hybla Valley Airport in February 1929. As President of Mount Vernon Airways, he utilized the airfield as a site for barnstorming and air circuses. Robertson, Fairfax Supervisor Chairman W.F.P. Reid, and the president of Germany's Zeppelin Company envisioned the field to be an ideal airport for the Hindenburg's passenger and mail service. Additionally, the site was a contender for the Washington regional airport. US Navy pilots trained and government surplus aircraft were sold here during World War II. Ashburn Flying Service operated the field from 1945 until its closing 1956.
HM NumberHM10FT
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Fairfax County History Commission series
Year Placed2010
Placed ByFairfax County History Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318943 N 4291084
Decimal Degrees38.74990000, -77.08350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.994', W 77° 5.01'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 59.64" N, 77° 5' 0.60" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7622 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria VA 22306, US
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