11 September 2013
Original Site of the Embry-Riddle Company and Birthplace of American Airlines

AIAA will officially designate Lunken Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, as a historic aerospace site on 14 September 2013, unveiling a historic marker at a 1:30 p.m. ceremony at the airport’s Sky Galley restaurant, 262 Wilmar Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lunken Field, now also known as Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport, opened in 1925 on ground purchased from the Cincinnati Polo Club. The nation’s largest municipal airport at the time, it attracted several aerospace enterprises, starting with early aviator J. Richard “Dixie” Davis, who established his barnstorming enterprise there in 1925. In 1928, several other firms established enterprises at the field – each making history.

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