Flight of Richard C. duPont
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N 38° 01.996 W 078° 51.122
17S E 688511 N 4211683
Richard C. duPont sets a flight record in the Albatross.
Waymark Code: WMQ42
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 09/10/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 57

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 Number: W 219

Marker Title: Flight of Richard C. duPont

Marker Location: I-64 on Afton Mountain (eastbound lane)

County or Independent City: Nelson

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Virginia Historic Landmark Commission

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