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Coronado in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Military Flying School

(U.S. Naval Air Station, North Island)

 
 
First Military Flying School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
1. First Military Flying School Marker
Inscription.  The flat lands beyond have been a part of aviation history since Glenn Curtis founded the first military flying school in America here on January 17, 1911. The Army operated Rockwell Field until January 31, 1939; the Navy commissioned the present air station on November 8, 1917.
 
Erected 1967 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Coronado. (Marker Number 818.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 17, 1911.
 
Location. 32° 41.298′ N, 117° 11.567′ W. Marker is in Coronado, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on Ocean Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the west end of Sunset Park at the entrance to Gate 5 of the Naval Air Station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coronado CA 92118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Livingston House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Star Park (approx. ¾ mile away);
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Coronado Rotary Club Christmas Tree (approx. ¾ mile away); First Bank Building - 1911 (approx. ¾ mile away); Naval Aviation Centennial 1911-2011 (approx. ¾ mile away); Vice Admiral Edward H. Martin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old City Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Carey-Hizar House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coronado.
 
First Military Flying School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret), April 28, 2018
2. First Military Flying School Marker
Marker is located in front of the "Naval Base Coronado - Master Helicopter Base" sign at the Ocean Gate.
First Military Flying School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
3. First Military Flying School Marker
Naval Base Coronado image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
4. Naval Base Coronado
Government Property - Restricted Access
Dim Lights for Sentry
Wearing of Seatbelts Required at All Times
Speed Controlled by Radar
Vehicles Entering Station Subject to Search
The Use of Cameras and Video Equipment is Prohibited
Firearms Prohibited
F/A-18 Hornet NJ 130 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, July 10, 2010
5. F/A-18 Hornet NJ 130
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on December 2, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California.   2. submitted on April 29, 2018, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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