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Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Monument to Powered Flight

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2012
1. Monument to Powered Flight Marker
Inscription.

In tribute to the perseverance and achievements of the Wright Brothers and the leadership and foresight of the Citizens of Montgomery, Alabama. Together they established the nation's first school of civil aviation in March, 1910, launching America on her journey to the stars.

18 September 1985

 
Erected 1985 by United States Air Force and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 32° 22.973′ N, 86° 20.723′ W. Marker is in Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Chennault Circle east of Twining Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Monument is in the Maxwell Air Park. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1Lt Karl W. Richter (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell RF-101C "Voodoo" (within shouting distance of this marker); North American F-100D "Super Sabre" (within shouting distance of this marker); Republic F-105D "Thunderchief" (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell Douglas F-4D "Phantom II"
Monument to Powered Flight and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2012
2. Monument to Powered Flight and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); North American F-86A "Sabre" (within shouting distance of this marker); British and Commonwealth Pilots Trained in the U.S.A. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boeing B-52D "Stratofortress" (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maxwell Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Wright Brothers - First Flight 1903. (Submitted on April 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Milestones of Flight - 1903 Wright Flyer. (Submitted on April 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Monument to Powered Flight Bas Relief image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2012
3. Monument to Powered Flight Bas Relief
Monument to Powered Flight image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2012
4. Monument to Powered Flight
Monument to Powered Flight image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2012
5. Monument to Powered Flight
Monument to Powered Flight Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2012
6. Monument to Powered Flight Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 20, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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