Felker Army Airfield

Felker Army Airfield (HM1QEH)

Location: Newport News, VA 23604
Country: United States of America

N 37° 8.454', W 76° 36.262'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 136 views
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.
Inscription
The world's first military heliport, Felker Army Airfield was dedicated on 7 December 1954 at ceremonies attended by aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky and MGs Rush B. Lincoln and Paul F. Yount. The basic plan of the unique circular landing pad for helicopters was originated by LTG (then Col) Wm. B. Bunker in 1949. Anticipating the role of the TC in Army Aviation, the $1,000,000 facility is a memorial to Warrant Officer Alfred C. Felker, Army Aviator.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

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

Details
HM NumberHM1QEH
Tags
Year Placed1970
Placed ByDavid E. Condon Chapter, AAAA; Fort Eustis Historical & Architectural Association; and the Corporation of Newport News, Virginia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, January 7th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 357508 N 4111707
Decimal Degrees37.14090000, -76.60436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.454', W 76° 36.262'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 27.24" N, 76° 36' 15.72" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Condon Rd, Newport News VA 23604, 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.

Comments 0 comments

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