World’s First Public Passenger Flight Marker, C-2

On September 9, 1908, near this site, Orville Wright carried aloft in public his first passenger, Lt. Frank P. Lahm, for a flight lasting 6 minutes and 24 seconds. Three days later, he took Major George O. Squier on a flight of 9 minutes and 6 seconds duration. From this primitive beginning has evolved an air transportation system that today spans the globe.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1983
Region: Northern Virginia Region
Geographic Location: Arlington County
Physical Description of Location: Fort Myer, VA 22211. Intersection of Arlington Boulevard (Route 50) and North Pershing Drive, Arlington, VA 22211. Marker is on right when traveling east on Route 50.
GPS Location: 38.881044,-77.083941
Display on Google Maps
Display on Google Earth