Centocelle Airport

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Centocelle Airport
Aeroporto di Centocelle
Airport type Military
Serves Centocelle, Italy
Coordinates 41°52′21″N 12°33′46″E / 41.87250°N 12.56278°E / 41.87250; 12.56278
LIRC is located in Italy
Location of airport in Italy

Centocelle Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Centocelle) (ICAO: LIRC) was an airport situated in Centocelle,[1] a quarter of Rome in Italy. It is also referred to as Rome-Centocelle Airport (Aeroporto di Roma-Centocelle).

It was the first airport and flight school in Italy, opened on 15 April 1909 when Wilbur Wright came to give a demonstration of his "Flyer" airplane, footage of which appears in the early newsreel film, Wilbur Wright und seine Flugmaschine.

Its runway has been closed and converted into a park (Parco di Centocelle), but the grounds remain a base of the Italian Air Force, including active helipads.

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  1. ^ Airport information for LIRC at Great Circle Mapper.

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