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Aviation pioneers were attracted to Northeast Florida's hard, wide beaches. Pablo Beach, as Jacksonville Beach was known until 1925, served as takeoff or terminal point for several early coast-to-coast flights. The first of these, in 1912, require…
On July 26, 1936 at the age of six Neil Armstrong, a Warren and Champion Township resident took his "first flight" in a Ford Tri-motor airplane from the Warren Airways which was located on this exact site. This sparked his love of aviation.
Constructed in 1944, Hangar 1301 served as the headquarters and engineering facility for the 4146th Base Unit from 1944 to 1946. Highly secret testing and development work was done here on air-launched rocket weapons. Aircraft used in testing rang…
With the vision of universal freedomfor all mankindthis tree is dedicated toLt. Col. Richard Keirnand allPrisoners of WarandMissing in Action
The south side of this building was originally built in 1923 as the home for the Ernest Kouwen-Hoven family. During the year they lived in it, it was the scene of many spectacular parties, as well as more down-to-earth "crab-boils" held on the spa…
Naval Air Station Norfolk was commissioned August 8, 1918 and is the birthplace of naval aviation. NAS Norfolk initially provided support for operational and experimental flights but quickly grew into a major sea plane base.
World War II brough…
Span: 42 Feet · Speed: 140 MPHLength: 29 Feet · Ceiling: 16,500 FeetCost: $20,000 · Engine: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-985
Manufactured by Vultee, the BT-13 Valiant almost completely dominated the AAF Basic Pilot Training program …
337th · 338th · 339th · 413thSnetterton-Heath, England1943-1945
320 Missions · 8924 Sorties938 Killed · 206 B-17's LostTwo Distinguished Unit Citations
Dedicated October 1993
About one half mile southeast of this spot, on Dominguez Hill in historic Rancho San Pedro, the first Air Meet in the United States was held during January 10-20, 1910. Subsequently, this area has evolved into one of the world's leading aviation-i…
USAF Century Series aircraft flown by active interceptor squadrons, the Air Defense Command, and the Air National Guard from 1959 - 1983.
The Voodoo is well known for its NATO role as a nuclear deterrent during the Cold War.
The RF-101 varia…