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Hammondsport in Steuben County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Vertical Flight Heritage Site

Pioneering Vertical Flight in America

 

Hammondsport, New York, 1908

 
Vertical Flight Heritage Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
1. Vertical Flight Heritage Site Marker
Inscription.  Between January and May 1908, John Newton Williams, demonstrated rotary wing test rigs at this site, known as Kingsley Flats, marking one of the first significant efforts to develop a helicopter in the United States. Powered by an engine designed and built by Glenn Hammond Curtiss, and hosted by Alexander Graham Bell's Aerial Experiment Association, Williams succeeded in lifting the platform off the ground with Byron Brown aboard.
 
Erected 2017 by AHS International.
 
Location. 42° 24.214′ N, 77° 13.34′ W. Marker is in Hammondsport, New York, in Steuben County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (New York State Route 54A) 0.2 miles north of New York State Route 54. Located at Hammondstown Central School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8272 Main Street, Hammondsport NY 14840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1906 - 1916 (here, next to this marker); Two Wheels on the Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cradle of Aviation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Glenn H. Curtiss
Vertical Flight Heritage Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
2. Vertical Flight Heritage Site Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); An Astonishing Sight (approx. 1 miles away); Larger Than Life (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pleasant Valley War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Glenn Hammond Curtiss (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hammondsport.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2019, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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