1937-1941Located on the hills in front of you, on the historic Tejon Ranch, the Arvin-Sierra Glider Port was the site for the West Coast Soaring Championships. Many of America's famous glider pilots made record flights from here, soaring over the mountains and into the desert. The contests were popular events to pilots and public alike and the site became the most important glider port in California. When World War II shut down activity here, those star pilots became key to the war effort — as pilots, scientists, engineers and builders of advanced aircraft, leaving an aerospace legacy that exists today.
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|Placed By||National Soaring Museum Harris Hill, Elmira, NY Affiliate of the Soaring Society of America Sponsored by the Sellplane Homebuilders Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 12:38am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 349087 N 3903360|
|Decimal Degrees||35.26200000, -118.65903333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 15.72', W 118° 39.542'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 15' 43.20" N, 118° 39' 32.52" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 38100-38338 Bena Rd, Keene CA 93531, US|
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