World's First Public Passenger Flight

World's First Public Passenger Flight (HM21KZ)

Location: Arlington, VA 22201 Arlington County
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N 38° 52.863', W 77° 5.036'

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On September 9, 1908, near this site,
Orville Wright carried aloft in
public his first passenger, Lt. Frank
P. Lahm, for a flight lasting 6
minutes and 24 seconds. Three days
later, he took Major George O. Squier
on a flight of 9 minutes and 6
seconds duration. From this primitive beginning has evolved an air
transportation system that today
spans the globe.
HM NumberHM21KZ
Year Placed1983
Placed ByVirginia Historic Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 319238 N 4305640
Decimal Degrees38.88105000, -77.08393333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.863', W 77° 5.036'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 51.78" N, 77° 5' 2.16" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2151 Arlington Blvd, Arlington VA 22201, US
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