Royal Airport / Charles Lindbergh

Royal Airport / Charles Lindbergh (HMOQJ)

Location: Monona, WI 53713 Dane County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 2.724', W 89° 21.201'

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Royal Airport
The site of an airplane landing field, hangars, flying schools and stunt shows, this field was the center of Madison aviation from 1926 to 1938, mainly through the efforts of Howard Morey and his founding of Madison Airways Corporation. Later known as Royal Airways Corporation, it provided the first passenger service to Chicago, while Northwest Airways Inc. provided the first airmail service from this former farmland. The 100 foot wide hangar, built in 1926, could house 17 planes.

Charles Lindbergh
Royal Airport, then called Pennco Field, welcomed Charles Lindbergh and the "Spirit of St. Louis" in a triumphal visit to Madison in 1927, three months after his historic trans-Atlantic solo flight. He circled the field three times, and then banked into a perfect landing at exactly 2:00 PM. Lindbergh returned to Madison in 1928 to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. On each visit, Lindbergh strongly advocated the commercial development of aviation in Madison.
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number498
Year Placed2005
Placed ByWisconsin Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 9:27am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 308319 N 4768544
Decimal Degrees43.04540000, -89.35335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 2.724', W 89° 21.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 2' 43.44" N, 89° 21' 12.06" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near W1198 South Towne Dr, Monona WI 53713, US
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