In Honor of Pioneer Aviators

In Honor of Pioneer Aviators (HM25FZ)

Location: Los Angeles, CA 91406 Los Angeles County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 12.876', W 118° 29.304'

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In honor of the pioneer aviators who have given their all that the science of aviation could be perfected, enabling it to take its place in the worlds commerce, this airport is dedicated.

December 17, 1928, on the 25th anniversary of the first flight of man.
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HM NumberHM25FZ
Additional InformationThis marked the opening of Los Angeles Metropolitan Airport. Now called Van Nuys Airport, it's the worlds' busiest general aviation airport. The marker was placed on the original control tower, which was at this location. The tower was featured in classic movies including Casablanca. Children who grew up near the airport (including me, -CB) enjoyed watching the aircraft activities and later became pilots. Today the viewing area has picnic tables, shade, informational signs, aircraft radio audio, and a children's play area.
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceOther
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Year Placed1928
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
Directions InformationMarker is 0.3 miles west of Woodley Ave at the end of a narrow alley called Waterman Drive, in the Van Nuys Airport Observation Area, open to the public from 8:00 am to dusk.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 362890 N 3786952
Decimal Degrees34.21460000, -118.48840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 12.876', W 118° 29.304'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 12' 52.5600" N, 118° 29' 18.2400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)626, 805, 818, 323, 310
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16286 Lindbergh St, Los Angeles CA 91406, US
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