Birth of Naval Aviation

Birth of Naval Aviation (HMA0P)

Location: Newport News, VA 23607
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 58.934', W 76° 23.742'

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"The value of the aeroplane for the Navy is unquestioned." - Eugene B. Ely

Naval aviation dates from November 14, 1910, when stunt pilot Eugene B. Ely coaxed a Curtiss "Pusher" biplane from the deck of the cruiser "Birmingham" in these waters, landing in nearby Norfolk. Despite detractors, Ely secured private funding and Navy aid for his daring effort, launching a virtual revolution in military aviation.

Newport News Historical Commission
HM NumberHMA0P
Year Placed1993
Placed ByNewport News Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 375783 N 4093811
Decimal Degrees36.98223333, -76.39570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 58.934', W 76° 23.742'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 58' 56.04" N, 76° 23' 44.52" W
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Area Code(s)804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1548-1598 State Rte 167, Newport News VA 23607, US
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