Birthplace of Naval Aviation

Birthplace of Naval Aviation (HMMHB)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23503
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 58.026', W 76° 17.537'

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On Nov. 14, 1910, man proved that planes could fly from ships when a Curtiss Bi-Plan piloted by E. B. Ely took off from the deck of the cruiser U.S.S. Birhingham, at anchor off Old Point Comfort, flew two miles to Willoughby Spit and landed on the beach near here.
Placed ByThe City of Norfolk
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 4:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384965 N 4092002
Decimal Degrees36.96710000, -76.29228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 58.026', W 76° 17.537'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 58' 1.56" N, 76° 17' 32.22" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1431-1483 VA-168, Norfolk VA 23503, US
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