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.
Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum , 1155 Easton Road , Pitcairn Field #2 (1926-42), later, Willow Grove Naval Air Station, Horsham, Pennsylvania, 19044, United States
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