Lucille Chaffin Kent

Lucille Chaffin Kent (HM1YYT)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.457', W 79° 9.936'

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Lucille Kent, born near here, was among the first
Virginia women to earn an instructor's rating
in aeronautics. In 1939 she began teaching
meteorology, navigation, and civil air regulations
at E. C. Glass High School. During World War II,
she was ground school director for the Civilian
Pilot Training Program (later War Training
Service) in Lynchburg and instructed about 2,000
future military pilots at Lynchburg College, in
commandeered facilities at the Miller Home for
Girls, and at Preston Glenn Airport. After
qualifying as an instructor on the Link Trainer,
a flight simulator, Kent taught pilots how to
navigate using instruments. She later wrote a
comprehensive aeronautics manual.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 662349 N 4141671
Decimal Degrees37.40761667, -79.16560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.457', W 79° 9.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 27.42" N, 79° 9' 56.16" W
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Area Code(s)434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2201-2299 VA-163, Lynchburg VA 24501, US
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