From July 1919 until Aug. 1921, the U.S. Navy operated an aviation training school north of here at what was then known as the U.S. Navy Mine Depot (U.S. Naval Weapons Station). The school provided the first advanced aviation and gunnery operations. In Oct. 1922 the aviation field supported the first flight made from a U.S. aircraft carrier, USS Langley, which was anchored in the York River. Also, on 8 May 1925 likely the first overland commercial flight from New York City to this region landed there.
Year On Marker: 2006
Original Sponsor: Private Sponsor
Geographic Location: York County
Physical Description of Location: 431-471 Yorktown Road (Virginia 238), Newport News, VA 23603. Marker is on right when traveling north on Yorktown Road, in wayside, located in front of Endview Plantation.
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