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State College in Centre County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wake Turbulence

 
 
Wake Turbulence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 21, 2019
1. Wake Turbulence Marker
Inscription.  In 1965, Penn State Aerospace Engineer Barnes W. McCormick led a research team that made the first measurements of the detail of wake turbulence behind a full-scale airplane. These measurements, using aircraft flown at University Park Airport, were instrumental in setting the separation distances between aircraft operating in and out of airports worldwide, distances codified today in FAA and international regulations.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEducationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania State University series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1965.
 
Location. 40° 47.634′ N, 77° 51.79′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West College Avenue (Route 26) and South Fraser Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: University Park PA 16802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heart-Assist Pump (within shouting distance of this
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marker); The State Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Diesel Engineering (within shouting distance of this marker); Dale Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Industry Research (about 300 feet away); PENNSTAC (about 400 feet away); Old Engineering (about 400 feet away); R Values (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
Wake Turbulence Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 21, 2019
2. Wake Turbulence Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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