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Milestone-Proposal:First Blind Flight: A Joint IEEE-AIAA Milestone Proposal
Milestone Buildings Exist The original wooden airfield buildings that date back to World War I were replaced by brick buildings in the early 1930s several of which have been incorporated into the present museum.
Milestone Plaque Mounting Details The plaque will be securely mounted in the museum on the wall of the Mitchel Field Flight Safety Exhibit.
Milestone Present Site Owner The County of Nassau, NY and is managed by the Cradle of aviation Museum.
Milestone Site Access Details The plaque will be located inside the muse The plaque will be located inside the museum. The museum is protected by security personnel during visitor hours when it is open and by an alarm system when it is closed. The museum is open daily during the summer and from Tuesday to Sunday the rest of the year. om Tuesday to Sunday the rest of the year.
Milestone Site Description This will be a joint designation with the This will be a joint designation with the AIAA. The milestone plaque will be installed in the Mitchel Field Flight Safety exhibit of the Cradle of Aviation Museum, 1 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530. The museum is located on the former site of the Mitchel Field U.S. Army Air Corps Base and the plaque will located just a few hundred feet from where the flight’s takeoff and landing originated. e flight’s takeoff and landing originated.
Milestone Site Owner Approval Yes  +
Milestone proposal submitted true  +
Proposed Milestone IEEE Section IEEE/AIAA Long Island Sections  +
Proposed Milestone Location Cradle of Aviation Museum, 1 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530; Latitude 370 25.82’ N, Longitude 1220 05.36’ W.
Proposed Milestone Name First Blind Takeoff, Flight and Landing, 1929  +
Proposed Milestone Plaque Citation On 24 September 1929, the first blind take On 24 September 1929, the first blind takeoff, flight and landing occurred at Mitchel Field, Garden City, NY in a Consolidated NY-2 biplane piloted by Lt. James Doolittle. Equipped with specially designed radio and aeronautical instrumentation, it represented the cooperative efforts of many organizations, mainly the Guggenheim Fund’s Full Flight Laboratory, U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Sperry Gyroscope Company, Kollsman Instrument Company and Radio Frequency Laboratories. Company and Radio Frequency Laboratories.
Proposed Milestone Year 1929  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 14 October 2013 19:15:15  +
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