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Akron in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Motorless Flight

 
 
Motorless Flight Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 7, 2011
1. Motorless Flight Marker
Inscription.
To honor the pioneering spirit
and enthusiam of the Citizens
of Akron who supported the
significant advances to
motorless flight from
1929 to 1936
a commemorative flight
today re-enacts the
first towed glider
flight 50 years ago
from Akron to Columbus
carrying U.S. mail in
a Gross 4-place glider.

June 29, 1985

The National Soaring Museum
Harris Hill, Elmira, N.Y.
An affiliate of the
Soaring Society of America

 
Erected by The National Soaring Museum.
 
Location. 41° 2.543′ N, 81° 27.78′ W. Marker is in Akron, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is on Triplett Boulevard (Ohio Route 241), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in the parking lot median, about 50 feet north of the original Akron Fulton Airport terminal building. Marker is in this post office area: Akron OH 44312, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Airdock (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Karl Arnstein (about 300 feet away); The Soap Box Derby (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alaskan Totem Pole
Motorless Flight Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 7, 2011
2. Motorless Flight Marker
Marker is on the south side of the boulder in immediate foreground, looking toward the original airport terminal building.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Franklin Augustus "F. A." Seiberling and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (approx. 2 miles away); Middlebury Cemetery (approx. 2.3 miles away); Middlebury Lodge No. 34 F.&A.M. (approx. 2.4 miles away); United States Synthetic Rubber Program 1939-1945 (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Akron.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Landmarks of Soaring Akron to Columbus Flight. (Submitted on October 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The National Soaring Museum. (Submitted on October 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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