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Flight of Richard C. DuPont W-219 | Marker History

Flight of Richard C. DuPont Marker, W-219

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.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1983
Region: Blue Ridge and Central Piedmont Region
Geographic Location: Nelson County
Physical Description of Location: Marker in scenic overlook at mile marker 100 on I-64 East, Afton, VA 22920.
GPS Location: 38.033243,-78.852027
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