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Seattle, Washington: World Flight Monument

Tall concrete monument toped with a pair of big metal wings marks the spot where the first round-the-world flight took off and (much later) landed in 1924.

7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
In the median of NE 74th St. at its intersection with Sand Point Way NE.
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World Flight Monument.

World Flight Monument

The inscription on the monument dedicates it to the U.S. Army Air Service officers in the first round-the-world flight, which began and ended here in 1924.

[Tom Tillman, 04/09/2024]

The tall concrete pillar topped with metal wings displays several plaques, including one which depicts the four seaplanes that left on the flight. Only two aircraft made it back, but no one was killed. It took nearly six months.

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