Birth of Naval Aviation



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Y/M/D Description Place
1910/11/14 Eugene Ely becomes the first person to fly an aircraft off a ship, the scout cruiser USS Birmingham. Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park, Hampton
1910/12/00 US Navy assigns its first pilot, Lt Theodore Gordon Ellyson, to be trained by Curtiss. Naval Air Station, San Diego, Historic District, San Diego
1911/01/18 Eugene Ely becomes the first person to land an aircraft on a ship, armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania, San Francisco
1911/06/27 John Towers received orders to the Curtiss Flying School. There he became the Navy's third aviator, following TG Ellyson and John Rodgers. Naval Air Station, San Diego, Historic District, San Diego
1911/09/00 John Towers establishes the US Navy's first aviation facility at Greenbury Point near Annapolis, Maryland
1912/00/00 Navy's Aviation Unit uses North Island as Winter quarters Naval Air Station, San Diego, Historic District, San Diego

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