Site Of The Flight Of The Gossamer Condor

Site Of The Flight Of The Gossamer Condor (HMZ4R)

Location: Shafter, CA 93263 Kern County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 30.007', W 119° 10.898'

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This plaque at Shafter Airport commemorates the world's first man-powered flight to complete the Kremer Circuit, August 23, 1977. The circuit, a figure eight around two pylons one-half mile apart, was completed in six minutes, twenty-two seconds. The plane was designed by Dr. Paul MacCready, Jr. and flown by Bryan Allen. A cash prize of 50,000 pounds was awarded by the Royal Aeronautical Society, London, England.
HM NumberHMZ4R
Marker Number923
Year Placed1979
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation, Kern County Museum, Kern County Department of Airports, and Kern County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 11:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 302125 N 3930694
Decimal Degrees35.50011667, -119.18163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 30.007', W 119° 10.898'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 30' 0.42" N, 119° 10' 53.88" W
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Area Code(s)661
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-334 Vultee St, Shafter CA 93263, US
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