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Westend in Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lucille Chaffin Kent

(1908–1997)

 
 
Lucille Chaffin Kent Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
1. Lucille Chaffin Kent Marker
Inscription.  Lucille Kent, born near here, was among the first Virginia women to earn an instructor’s rating in aeronautics. In 1939 she began teaching meteorology, navigation, and civil air regulations at E. C. Glass High School. During World War II, she was ground school director for the Civilian Pilot Training Program (later War Training Service) in Lynchburg and instructed about 2,000 future military pilots at Lynchburg College, in commandeered facilities at the Miller Home for Girls, and at Preston Glenn Airport. After qualifying as an instructor on the Link Trainer, a flight simulator, Kent taught pilots how to navigate using instruments. She later wrote a comprehensive aeronautics manual.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6-37.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEducationWar, World IIWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 37° 24.457′ 
Lucille Chaffin Kent Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
2. Lucille Chaffin Kent Marker
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N, 79° 9.936′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is in Westend. Marker is on Memorial Avenue (Virginia Route 163) north of Lakeside Drive, on the right when traveling south. It is at E. C. Glass High School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Christian Glass (1852-1931) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War in Lynchburg (about 300 feet away); Dr. Robert Withers Morgan (approx. ¼ mile away); Georgia Weston Morgan (approx. ¼ mile away); Mustered and Disbanded 1861-1865 (approx. ¼ mile away); Second Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. (approx. ¼ mile away); Horse Drawn Road Grader (approx. 0.4 miles away); Model 1474 Gallion Roller (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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Feb. 9, 2023