Akron in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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. Marker is in the parking lot median, about 50 feet north of the original Akron Fulton Airport terminal building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Akron OH 44312, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 The Soap Box Derby (approx. 0.4 miles away); Alaskan Totem Pole (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). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.