Centennial of Military Aviation

Centennial of Military Aviation (HM1CD7)

Location: Arlington, VA 22211 Arlington County
Buy Virginia State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 38° 52.902', W 77° 4.936'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 271 views
Inscription

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.
Details
HM NumberHM1CD7
Tags
Year Placed2008
Placed ByFort Myer Military Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:30pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
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
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-403 Sheridan Ave, Arlington VA 22211, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?