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Coronado in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Military Flying School

(U.S. Naval Air Station, North Island)

 
 
First Military Flying School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
1. First Military Flying School Marker
Inscription. The flat lands beyond have been a part of aviation history since Glenn Curtis founded the first military flying school in America here on January 17, 1911. The Army operated Rockwell Field until January 31, 1939; the Navy commissioned the present air station on November 8, 1917.
 
Erected 1967 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Coronado. (Marker Number 818.)
 
Location. 32° 41.298′ N, 117° 11.567′ W. Marker is in Coronado, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Ocean Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at the west end of Sunset Park at the entrance to Gate 5 of the Naval Air Station. Marker is in this post office area: Coronado CA 92118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Star Park (approx. mile away); Christmas Tree (approx. one mile away); Hotel del Coronado (approx. one mile away); Dragon Tree (approx. one mile away); Clifton A. F. Sprague, Vice Admiral, USN (approx. 2 miles away); Tuna Fleet Service, World War II (1941-1945)
First Military Flying School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
2. First Military Flying School Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); USS San Diego Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); La Punta De Los Muertos (approx. 2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Coronado.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceNotable Places
 
Naval Base Coronado image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
3. Naval Base Coronado
Government Property - Restricted Access
Dim Lights for Sentry
Wearing of Seatbelts Required at All Times
Speed Controlled by Radar
Vehicles Entering Station Subject to Search
The Use of Cameras and Video Equipment is Prohibited
Firearms Prohibited
F/A-18 Hornet NJ 130 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
4. F/A-18 Hornet NJ 130
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 538 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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