Testing, Testing, Testing
McCook Field 1917- 1927
—Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Aviation Trail —
They pioneered high-altitude aerial photography, cockpit instrumentation, and radio beacon navigation systems. They experimented with aerial ambulances and invented crop dusters.
If you have ever flown safely and comfortably as a
commercial airline passenger at 39,000 feet, you
have benefited directly from the work done
on this small field in the 1920s.
Erected 2017 by Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Aviation Trail.
Location. 39° 46.444′ N, 84° 11.45′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on North Bend Blvd near East Helena Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is along the Great Miami River Trail adjacent to Kettering Field. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McCook Field (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named McCook Field (approx. 0.3 miles away); Neil Armstrong (approx. half a mile away); John Glenn (approx. half a mile away); Wright-Patterson AFB (approx. half a mile away); Inventing Flight: The Centennial Celebration (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named McCook Field (approx. half a mile away); State of Ohio Korean War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.