First Military Flying School

California State Historic Landmark 818

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

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#818 Site of First Military Flying School
(U.S. Naval Air Station, North Island)

The flat lands beyond have been a part of aviation history since Glenn Curtiss founded the first military flying school in America on January 17, 1911. The Army operated Rockwell Field until January 31, 1939. The Navy commissioned the present air station on November 8, 1917.

Site Photo:

No site exists.
Nothing remains of this site.


Sunset Park, 200 block of Ocean Blvd, Entrance Gate 5, Naval Air Station N Island, Coronado.

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