Early Aviation History in Vancouver

Early Aviation History in Vancouver (HM5AV)

Location: Vancouver, WA 98661 Clark County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 37.457', W 122° 39.411'

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Pearson Field

Even before the advent of a U.S. Army Air Service field at Vancouver Barracks in 1921 and the eventual dedication of "Pearson Field" in 1925, aviation had early hallmarks at Vancouver Barracks.

As part of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, Oregon, eighteen-year-old Lincolnd Beachey piloted 23 controlled flights in an airship named the City of Portland.

The flight on September 19, 1905 landed on the parade ground of Vancouver Barracks, where Beachey delivered a letter from the President of the Lewis and Clark Exposition to General Constant Williams, commander of Vancouver Barracks. This was the first powered, controlled flight over the Columbia River, and in the state of Washington.
HM NumberHM5AV
Placed ByVancouver National Historic Reserve
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 526750 N 5052361
Decimal Degrees45.62428333, -122.65685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 37.457', W 122° 39.411'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 37' 27.42" N, 122° 39' 24.66" W
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Area Code(s)360
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1115 E 5th St, Vancouver WA 98661, US
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