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Lucille Chaffin Kent

(1908–1997)

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
1. Lucille Chaffin Kent Marker
Inscription. Lucille Kent, born near here, was among the first Virginia women to earn an instructor’s rating in aeronautics. In 1939 she began teaching meteorology, navigation, and civil air regulations at E. C. Glass High School. During World War II, she was ground school director for the Civilian Pilot Training Program (later War Training Service) in Lynchburg and instructed about 2,000 future military pilots at Lynchburg College, in commandeered facilities at the Miller Home for Girls, and at Preston Glenn Airport. After qualifying as an instructor on the Link Trainer, a flight simulator, Kent taught pilots how to navigate using instruments. She later wrote a comprehensive aeronautics manual.
 
Erected 2016 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6-37.)
 
Location. 37° 24.457′ N, 79° 9.936′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Memorial Avenue (Virginia Route 163) north of Lakeside Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. It is at E. C. Glass High School. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War in Lynchburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Robert Withers Morgan
Lucille Chaffin Kent Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
2. Lucille Chaffin Kent Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Georgia Weston Morgan (approx. ¼ mile away); Mustered and Disbanded 1861-1865 (approx. ¼ mile away); Second Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. (approx. ¼ mile away); Kemper Street Station (approx. half a mile away); Lynchburg’s First Public Hanging, 1830 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lynchburg, Virginia, 1864 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceEducationWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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