First Flight Ship to Shore

First Flight Ship to Shore (HMM9C)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23503
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N 36° 57.474', W 76° 15.979'

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On 14 November, 1910, Eugene Ely in a Curtiss built "Hudson Flyer," utilizing a specially constructed platform with an uptilt at the end, took off from the cruiser Birminham anchored off Fort Monroe and landed at Willoughby Spit, 2½ miles distant, thus completing the first flight from ship to shore and the first flight to utilize the "Ski Jump" deck. This was the birth of Naval aviation.
HM NumberHMM9C
Marker NumberKV-1
Year Placed1982
Placed ByThe Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 387263 N 4090951
Decimal Degrees36.95790000, -76.26631667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 57.474', W 76° 15.979'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 57' 28.44" N, 76° 15' 58.74" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8727 O'Conner Cres, Norfolk VA 23503, US
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