Dayton Aviation Heritage Aviation Trail SiteHere on the Miami River in 1913, Orville Wright made the first successful takeoff and landing from water in a Wright Model C airplane fitted with a pontoon. Rivers and lakes could provide no-cost runways for seaplanes, unimpeded by such obstacles as power lines, bridges, buildings, or roads. This stretch of river bends 90 degrees, enabling pilots to take off or land into the wind from nearly any direction.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 8:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 737487 N 4396188|
|Decimal Degrees||39.68253333, -84.23078333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 40.952', W 84° 13.847'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 40' 57.12" N, 84° 13' 50.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1641-1659 Great Miami River Recreational Trail, West Carrollton OH 45449, US|
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