Vertical Flight Heritage Site

Vertical Flight Heritage Site (HM2IRL)

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N 42° 24.214', W 77° 13.34'

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Pioneering Vertical Flight in America

— Hammondsport, New York, 1908 —

Between January and May 1908, John Newton Williams, demonstrated rotary wing test rigs at this site, known as Kingsley Flats, marking one of the first significant efforts to develop a helicopter in the United States. Powered by an engine designed and built by Glenn Hammond Curtiss, and hosted by Alexander Graham Bell's Aerial Experiment Association, Williams succeeded in lifting the platform off the ground with Byron Brown aboard.
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HM NumberHM2IRL
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Year Placed2017
Placed ByAHS International
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Date Added Sunday, July 14th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 317114 N 4696977
Decimal Degrees42.40356667, -77.22233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.214', W 77° 13.34'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 12.84" N, 77° 13' 20.4" W
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