Centennial of Military Aviation

Centennial of Military Aviation (HM1CD7)

Location: Arlington, VA 22211 Arlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.902', W 77° 4.936'

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Fort Myer, Virginia

— 1908-2008 —

This plaque commemerates the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers flights here at Fort Myer from September 3 to 17, 1908. These flights led to a return series of flights from June 29 to July 30 of 1909 culminating in the first ever cross country flight from Fort Myer to Alexandria, Virginia and return. As a result of these test flights the Army then signed a contract with the Wright Brothers and purchased the first aeroplane. These flights make Fort Myer the birthplace of military aviation.
HM NumberHM1CD7
Year Placed2008
Placed ByFort Myer Military Community
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319384 N 4305709
Decimal Degrees38.88170000, -77.08226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.902', W 77° 4.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 54.12" N, 77° 4' 56.16" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-403 Sheridan Ave, Arlington VA 22211, US
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