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Curtiss Flying School

 
 
Curtiss Flying School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Curtiss Flying School Marker
Inscription. Aviation pioneer Glenn H. Curtiss sponsored the Atlantic Coast Aeronautical Station on a 20-acre tract east of Newport News Boat Harbor in the fall of 1915 with Capt. Thomas Scott Baldwin as head. Many civilian students, including Canadians, later became famed World War 1 flyers. Victor Carlstrom, Vernon Castle, Eddie Stinson and Gen. Billy Mitchell trained here. The school was disbanded in 1922.
 
Erected 1969 by Newport News Historical Committee.
 
Location. 36° 57.855′ N, 76° 24.687′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Jefferson Avenue 0.3 miles south of 6th Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Stuart (approx. 1.1 miles away); King Comes to Newport News (approx. 1.3 miles away); Memorial Design & Concept (approx. 1.3 miles away); Newport News Pays Tribute (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ella Fitzgerald (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jessie Menifield Rattley Municipal Center (approx. 1.4 miles away); Newport News (approx. 1.4 miles away); James A. Fields House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
Also see . . .
Foot of Jefferson Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Foot of Jefferson Avenue

1. Curtiss Flying School Historical Photos. Norfolk Public Library (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Curtiss Aviation School or Atlantic Coast Aeronautical Station, 1916. (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. World War I. The Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of the City of Newport News. A Collection of Maps, Blueprints, Photographs and Documents. Newport News Public Library. (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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