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Sailplane Weathercock - Elmira Corning Regional Airport, Big Flats, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff
N 42° 09.278 W 076° 53.354
18T E 343914 N 4668672
Quick Description: This is actually used for wind direction at the airport. It can be seen from US route 86/ NY route 17.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2016 3:59:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMR6YV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
from Smithsonian List description (see link below)
"A weathercock consisting of a sailplane erected on a pole which is secured to a triangular base. The sailplane moves with the wind and indicates wind direction."

the base says "Soaring Capital of America Harris Hill"
Title of Piece: Sailplane Weathercock

Artist: Schweizer, Ernest

Material/Media: Sculpture: stainless steel; Base: cement

Date of Creation or Placement: 8/1/1988

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Elmira Corning Regional Airport Big Flats New York

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

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