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Lodwick School of Aeronautics
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 28° 04.407 W 081° 56.965
17R E 406711 N 3105702
Quick Description: Located at 2220 North Lake Avenue in front of the Tigertown Complex Parks Office.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2016 7:33:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMQZW4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 1

Long Description:
On September 14, 1940, the Lodwick School of Aeronautics began flight instruction in Lakeland by contract with the United States Army Air Corps. Owned and operated by Albert Irvin Lodwick, the school had an initial enrollment of 40 cadets, a peak enrollment of 300, and almost 500 civilian employees. An outgrowth of one of the nine original schools in the AAC pilot training program, the Lodwick School of Aeronautics was the first primary school to open in the Eastern Flying Training Command and one of the last to close. When the school closed August 7, 1945, it had graduated over 6,000 American and 1,200 British pilots.
Marker Number: None

Date: May 12, 1994

County: Polk

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Lakeland Historic Preservation Board

Website: Not listed

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