San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
In commemoration of the early aviation pioneers that flew American designed and manufactured sailplanes in San Diego. These aviators are remembered by those who flew after them and the citizens of San Diego.
John C. Barstow • William Beuby • William Hawley Bowlus • Lowell E. Bullen • Alan R. Essery • Albert E. Hastings • Forrest H. Hieatt • I.N. Lawson • Anne Lindbergh • Charles A. Lindbergh • Earle R. Mitchell • Adolph R. "Bud" Perl • Allison J. Moore • William Van Dusen
William Hawley Bowlus, first American soaring flight to exceed one hour duration, 1 hour 21 minutes, October 19, 1929.
John C. Barstow, duration flight of 15 hours 13 minutes, exceeding the world record, April 29-30, 1930.
Erected 1996 by San Diego Sailplane Enthusiasts, the Environmental Trust, and the National Soaring Museum
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Sports.
Location. 32° 40.602′ N, 117° 14.602′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Cabrillo Memorial Drive, on the right when traveling south. Located just inside the entrance to Cabrillo National Monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harbor Lights (approx. ¼ mile away); Landing of Cabríllo (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. ¼ mile away); Cabrillo’s Ships (approx. 0.3 miles away); João Rodrigues Cabrilho 1542 (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Homage to the Spanish Expedition (approx. 0.3 miles away); Point Loma Lighthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Point Loma Lighthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
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