Cow Pasture to Flight School

Cow Pasture to Flight School (HM2IR)

Location: Dayton, OH 45424 Greene County
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N 39° 47.713', W 84° 5.321'

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Look two miles beyond this overlook to see a true cradle of aviation. The flags you see far below outline the pasture that became the first airport in history.

After their success at Kitty Hawk, the Wright brothers returned to Dayton, looking for a "flying field" closer to home, they relocated to the rough pasture of Torrence Huffman's farm in the valley below. In 1904-05, flying 40 feet high over Huffman Prairie Flying Field, the Wrights solved the complex problems of controlling a machine in powered flight: how to turn, bank, launch, and land.
HM NumberHM2IR
Placed ByDayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 11:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 749269 N 4409083
Decimal Degrees39.79521667, -84.08868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.713', W 84° 5.321'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 42.78" N, 84° 5' 19.26" W
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Area Code(s)513, 937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1306 OH-444, Dayton OH 45424, US
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