Dr. Copter — Flying Medicine to Tangier Historical

Dr. Copter — Flying Medicine to Tangier Historical (HM1UE5)

Location: Tangier, VA 23440 Accomack County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 49.637', W 75° 59.516'

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David Buell Nichols, MD

—Feb 18, 1948 - Dec 30, 2010 —

Every week for more than thirty years Dr. David Buell Nichols made the voyage from Hummel Field in Middlesex County to Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay to administer health care to those in need. For an island with no resident doctor, the sound of his helicopter blades became synonymous with relief.

Between his private practice in White Stone and the small clinic on Tangier Island, Dr. Nichols touched thousands of lives. He was also an active advocate of General Aviation in America, realizing first-hand the importance of flight. His enthusiasm for aviation was contagious and he fostered a passion for flying in many people.

In recognition of his commitment to the people of Tangier Island, and his contribution to General Aviation, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association dedicates this two-part memorial in honor of Dr. David Buell Nichols, also known as "Doctor Copter."

This memorial consists of two monuments, one at Hummel Field in Middlesex County and the other at the David B. Nichols Health Clinic on Tangier Island. Created from the same piece of granite, the monuments epitomize Dr. Nichols' dedication and commitment to those in need on the mainland and Tangier Island, Virginia.
HM NumberHM1UE5
Placed ByAircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 412705 N 4187115
Decimal Degrees37.82728333, -75.99193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.637', W 75° 59.516'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 38.22" N, 75° 59' 30.96" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16167-16179 Main Ridge Rd, Tangier VA 23440, US
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