Aviation Field Yorktown

Aviation Field Yorktown (HM6NU)

Location: Newport News, VA 23603
Country: United States of America

N 37° 12.69', W 76° 34.335'

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From July 1919 until Aug. 1921, the U.S. Navy operated an aviation training school north of here at what was then known as the U.S. Navy Mine Depot (U.S. Naval Weapons Station). The school provided the first advanced aviation and gunnery operations. In Oct. 1922 the aviation field supported the first flight made from a U.S. aircraft carrier, USS Langley, which was anchored in the York River. Also, on 8 May 1925 likely the first overland commercial flight from New York City to this region landed there.
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HM NumberHM6NU
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Marker NumberW 232
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 6:45pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360491 N 4119492
Decimal Degrees37.21150000, -76.57225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.69', W 76° 34.335'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 41.40" N, 76° 34' 20.10" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 387 VA-238, Newport News VA 23603, US
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