The Landmark Project: CHL# 818

CHL# 818 FIRST MILITARY FLYING SCHOOL IN AMERICA

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

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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