National Landmark of Soaring

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The National Landmark of Soaring program acknowledges people, places and events significant in the history of gliders and motorless aviation in the United States. It is administered by the National Soaring Museum. The program was established in 1980. [1]

The title of National Landmark of Soaring has been granted 16 times.[1]

National Landmarks of Soaring
NLS number Landmark/event Location Date issued
1 Corn Hill Truro, Cape Cod, Massachusetts 1981-06-13
2 Rhodes Farm Elmira, New York 1982-07-10
3 Akron Fulton Airport Akron, Ohio 1985-06-29
4 Sleeping Bear Dunes sites Frankfort, Michigan 1992-05-09
5 Torrey Pines Gliderport San Diego, California 1992-06-06
6 Afton Mountain Waynesboro, Virginia 1993-09-17
7 Point Loma[2] San Diego, California 1996-04-27
8 Marquette Park, Miller Beach Gary, Indiana 1996-07-27
9 Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout Honolulu, Hawaii 1996-12-08
10 Arvin Sierra Gliderport, Tejon Ranch Arvin, California 2000-04-29
11 Harris Hill Gliding Sites Elmira, New York 2000-07-01
12 Sierra Wave Project, Bishop Airport[3] Bishop, California 2002-06-15
13 Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, Mississippi State University[4] Starkville, Mississippi 2003-11-01
14 Mount Washington[5] Coos County, New Hampshire 2005-10-08
15 Marfa Airport[6] Marfa, Texas 2008-04-05
16 Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head[7] Outer Banks, North Carolina 2011-10-21


  1. ^ a b "National Landmark of Soaring Program". National Soaring Museum. 2017-04-13. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  2. ^ "No.7 -- Point Loma, San Diego, California". National Soaring Museum. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  3. ^ "National Landmark of Soaring No. 12". Gliding Magazine. 2002-02-04. Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  4. ^ "MSU flight research lab dedicated as national soaring landmark". Mississippi State University. 2003-11-04. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  5. ^ "Mount Washington National Landmark of Soaring" (PDF). Mount Washington Soaring Association, chapter of Soaring Society of America. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-10-08. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  6. ^ "Dedication of the 15th National Landmark of Soaring, April 5, 2008, Marfa Airport, West Texas". Marfa Gliders. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
  7. ^ "Nags Head, Outer Banks, North Carolina". National Landmark of Soaring chapter of Soaring Society of America. Retrieved 2017-04-13.