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#818:  First Military Flying School in America

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Location:

Ocean Blvd, at entrance to Gate 5, Naval Air Station, North Island, Coronado

32.688272,-117.192772

Plaque:

State Plaque

Links:

Info from the San Diego Historical Society

Notes:

None


Plaque Text:

Site of First Military Flying School (U.S. Naval Air Station, North Island)

The flat lands beyond have been a part of aviation history since Glenn Curtiss 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.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the City of Coronado. November 8, 1967



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