Beacon Field Airport

Beacon Field Airport (HM1BFH)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22306
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 46.2', W 77° 4.967'

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In 1929, Airway Beacon No. 55, a pilot's navigation aid, was installed on this site owned by W.F.P. Reid. Beacon Field is named for the beacon tower. Under the Civilian Pilot Training Program established in 1938, Ashburn Flying Service trained hundreds of pilots at Beacon Field for military service to support World War II. In 1942, the airport was temporarily closed for security reasons. The Civil Aeronautics Administration Region One Safety Office moved here following the war. Veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict trained under the GI Bill at the Lehman/Reid flying school. Many became commercial pilots. Beacon Field Airport closed 1 October 1959.
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Fairfax County History Commission series
Year Placed2009
Placed ByFairfax County History Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 1:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319057 N 4293313
Decimal Degrees38.77000000, -77.08278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.2', W 77° 4.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 12.00" N, 77° 4' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2982 Memorial St, Alexandria VA 22306, US
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