First Flight of an Airplane on a U.S. Army Installation

First Flight of an Airplane on a U.S. Army Installation (HM1CDK)

Location: Arlington, VA 22211 Arlington County
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N 38° 52.909', W 77° 4.936'

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This Wright Brothers' Flyer

(Panel 1: topside of monument)
Fiftieth Anniversary
of the
First Flight of an Airplane
on a
U.S. Army Installation

September 3, 1908

(Panel 2: east face of monument)
This Wright Brothers Flyer
Built under an Army Signal Corps
contract was repeatedly test-flown
from these grounds during
September 3-17, 1908

The airplane, Orville Wright at the
controls, took off near this point on
the Fort Myer parade ground on the
first flight, September 8, 1908

Dedicated by the U.S. Army
September 3, 1958

(Rendering of the Wright Flyer in flight)
Year Placed1958
Placed ByU.S. Army
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 6:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319384 N 4305722
Decimal Degrees38.88181667, -77.08226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.909', W 77° 4.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 54.54" 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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