Near this site on September 21, 1933, Richard C. duPont was launched from Afton Mountain in his Bowlus sailplane, Albatross. Four hours and fifty minutes later he landed at Frederick, Maryland, establishing a United States distance record for sail planing of 121.6 miles, almost double the previous U.S. Record of 66 miles.
Geographic Location: Nelson County
Physical Description of Location: Marker in scenic overlook at mile marker 100 on I-64 East, Afton, VA 22920.
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