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.
|Placed By||Fort Myer Military Community|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:30pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 319384 N 4305709|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88170000, -77.08226667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 52.902', W 77° 4.936'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 52' 54.12" N, 77° 4' 56.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At 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|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.