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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer / Lockheed Vega / P-51 Mustang Fighter / Bell-47 Flyer / Global Flyer

Transportation Walk

 
 
Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global Flyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
1. Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global Flyer Marker
Inscription.  
Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer
"I got on the machine at 10:35 for the first trial increasing in speed to probably 7 or 8 miles. The machine lifted..."
—Orville Wright's Diary, December 17, 1903

Lockheed Vega
Amelia Earhart makes record-breaking nonstop flights in her Vega across both the Atlantic and the United States.

P-51 Mustang Fighter
The first black combat pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen, fly over 200 escort missions during World War II and never lose a bomber to the enemy.

Bell-47 Helicopter
The Bell-47, also known as the H-13 or HTL-4, is the first helicopter to be awarded a commercial license in 1946. Pilots using this helicopter rescued thousands of wounded soldiers during the Korean War.

Global Flyer
In March 2005, Steve Fossett flies around the world without stopping or refueling in a single seat, turbofan jet engine powered airplane. It takes 67 hours and one minute.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global Flyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
2. Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global Flyer Marker

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAir & SpaceWar, World IIWomen. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list.
 
Location. 38° 52.523′ N, 77° 0.194′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Tingey Street Southeast east of New Jersey Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Sequoia / USS Memphis / Skipjack / Canal Barge / USS Constitution (here, next to this marker); 1958 (a few steps from this marker); 1960 / 2000 (a few steps from this marker); 1956 (a few steps from this marker); 1970 / 2000 (a few steps from this marker); 1947 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1956 (a few steps from this marker); Cantilever Bridge (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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