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Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Flight Ship to Shore

 
 
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By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
1. First Flight Ship to Shore Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1982 by the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society. (Marker Number KV-1.)
 
Location. 36° 57.474′ N, 76° 15.979′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 4th View Street and O'Connor Crescent. Click for map. At the visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Intrepid (CV-11) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Susan Constant Shrine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flagship Sarah Constant (approx. 0.4 miles away); Operation Torch, 1942 (approx. half a mile away); Landing of Wool and Surrender of Norfolk (approx. half
First Flight Ship to Shore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
2. First Flight Ship to Shore Marker
a mile away); Battle, Monitor and Merrimack (approx. 1.4 miles away); Birthplace of Naval Aviation (approx. 1.6 miles away); Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norfolk.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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