The Cradle of Naval Aviation Historical

The Cradle of Naval Aviation Historical (HM1XT1)

Location: Pensacola, FL 32508 Escambia County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 21.032', W 87° 18.2'

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The Cradle of Naval Aviation

Over the course of 100 years, NAS Pensacola has played a part in the training of thousands of personnel, regardless of rank or aviation community, to pursue careers in Naval Aviation and earn coveted "Navy Wings." Wherever these wings may carry them, their roots are always at NAS Pensacola — the true "Cradle of Naval Aviation"
A Century of Service

NAS Pensacola has operated continuously in providing training for Naval Aviation's most treasured asset — its people. This monument commemorates the centennial of the Navy's first air station, founded on the shores of Pensacola in 1914.
Dedicated 21 November 2014

Admiral John H. Towers
Naval Aviator Number 3

Lieutenant Jack Towers arrived in Pensacola on 20 January 1914, to establish the Navy's first flying school and days later made the maiden flight from what would become NAS Pensacola. From 1928 to 1947, he was the earliest designated Naval Aviator still serving on active duty. His campaign to make air power a central component of U.S. Navy operations reaching fruition during World War II and enduring to this day.
"Having benefited from the many accomplishments of generations past, the possibilities envisioned 100 years
ago have become reality. NAS Pensacola continues to train the world's best warfighters in the full spectrum of aviation, aviation maintenance, aerospace medicine, information dominance and many other enabling areas of national security."
Captain Keith Hoskins
Commanding Officer
Naval Air Station Pensacola
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HM NumberHM1XT1
Year Placed2014
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 470847 N 3357667
Decimal Degrees30.35053333, -87.30333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 21.032', W 87° 18.2'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 21' 1.92" N, 87° 18' 12" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Fetterman Way, Pensacola FL 32508, US
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