The Helicopter Landing Pad

The Helicopter Landing Pad (HMP4C)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 47.628', W 77° 15.845'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 145 views
Inscription

Eisenhower National Historic Park

The smoothest ride I ever had in my life.
Eisenhower referring to
his first helicopter ride

President Eisenhower was the first president to travel by helicopter. His first ride was in 1957 during Operation Alert, a Cold War exercise to evacuate the president and his cabinet officers to safety in the Virginia mountains in case of nuclear attack. The helicopter soon proved to be very convenient, as well.

A drive from the White House to Gettysburg took about two hours. On a helicopter, he could travel to Gettysburg in about 35 minutes. Camp David, another presidential retreat, was a 10-minute flight to the south.
Details
HM NumberHMP4C
Tags
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306149 N 4407323
Decimal Degrees39.79380000, -77.26408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.628', W 77° 15.845'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 37.68" N, 77° 15' 50.70" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 245-299 Eisenhower Farm Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?