The Helicopter Landing Pad

The Helicopter Landing Pad (HMP4C)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 47.628', W 77° 15.845'

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Eisenhower National Historic Park

The smoothest ride I ever had in my life.
Eisenhower referring to
his first helicopter ride

President Eisenhower was the first president to travel by helicopter. His first ride was in 1957 during Operation Alert, a Cold War exercise to evacuate the president and his cabinet officers to safety in the Virginia mountains in case of nuclear attack. The helicopter soon proved to be very convenient, as well.

A drive from the White House to Gettysburg took about two hours. On a helicopter, he could travel to Gettysburg in about 35 minutes. Camp David, another presidential retreat, was a 10-minute flight to the south.
HM NumberHMP4C
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306149 N 4407323
Decimal Degrees39.79380000, -77.26408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.628', W 77° 15.845'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 37.68" N, 77° 15' 50.70" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 245-299 Eisenhower Farm Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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