Petawawa in Renfrew County, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
First Military Test Flights
The first military demonstration of aircraft flight in Canada was given at Petawawa Camp in August 1909, by J.A.D. McCurdy and F.W. Baldwin, with the assistance of the Royal Canadian Engineers. On the morning of 2 August, they made three successful flights in the Silver Dart. This aircraft was destroyed in landing after the fourth flight. Further flights were made in the Baddeck No. 1 on 12 and 13 August. The tests ended on 13 August, after this aircraft was damaged.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military. A significant historical date for this entry is August 2, 1909.
Location. 45° 54.363′ N, 77° 17.298′ W. Marker is in Petawawa, Ontario, in Renfrew County. Marker is at the intersection of Paquette Road (County Highway 55) and Petawawa Boulevard (County Highway 51), on the right when traveling west on Paquette Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petawawa ON K0J 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the The Pembroke and Mattawan Road (approx. 14.4 kilometers away); Jeanne Lajoie (approx. 15.6 kilometers away); The Founder of Pembroke (approx. 18.2 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Silver Dart. (Submitted on July 16, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.