Wright Seaplane Base

Wright Seaplane Base (HMJDB)

Location: West Carrollton, OH 45449 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 40.952', W 84° 13.847'

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Dayton Aviation Heritage Aviation Trail Site

Here on the Miami River in 1913, Orville Wright made the first successful takeoff and landing from water in a Wright Model C airplane fitted with a pontoon. Rivers and lakes could provide no-cost runways for seaplanes, unimpeded by such obstacles as power lines, bridges, buildings, or roads. This stretch of river bends 90 degrees, enabling pilots to take off or land into the wind from nearly any direction.

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Orville Wright makes adjustments to an early model seaplane flown here from the Miami River in 1913.

Other Aviation Trail Sites
The complete Aviation Trail includes about 45 sites that highlight Dayton and the Miami River valley's significant contributions to the invention of flight and the aviation industry.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 8:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 737487 N 4396188
Decimal Degrees39.68253333, -84.23078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 40.952', W 84° 13.847'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 40' 57.12" N, 84° 13' 50.82" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1641-1659 Great Miami River Recreational Trail, West Carrollton OH 45449, US
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