Amelia Earhart broke record in Horsham, PA

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Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum
1155 Easton Road Pitcairn Field #2 (1926-42), later, Willow Grove Naval Air Station
Horsham, PA 19044
United States
40° 12' 7.2432" N, 75° 8' 23.2476" W

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Harold F. Pitcairn developed his autogiros here. It was his second field, and later it became the Willow Grove Naval Air Station (which may soon become a development). The great Wings of Freedom (free) museum is on the edge of this site. ... On 12/18/1930, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo in an autogiro. On 4/8/31, she set an altitude record for autogiros of 18,415 feet, flying the PCA-2. I got this information from a display at the Wings of Freedom museum, but there is also information on it on the Web. By the way, the museum is a great place to take kids.

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plaquemaster
Sun, 01/12/2014 - 14:30

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It was reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/13/14, at p. B1, that this museum is planning a huge, expensive expansion campaign.

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