Pearson Air Museum
Pearson Field, Vancouver, USA is the oldest active airfield in the United States and dates from the landing of a dirigible, The Gelatin, piloted by Lincoln Beachey. Beachey took off during the Lewis and Clark Exposition from Portland and landed on the polo grounds of Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver, Washington. This was the first aerial crossing of the Columbia River. The first airplane flight at Vancouver Barracks was in 1911. The aviators used the Army's field as a landing field (presumably when no horses were present) in order to experiment with various configurations of aircraft.
Pearson Field continues to serve the greater Vancouver-Portland area as an important general aviation center. The Pearson Air Museum at the Jack Murdock Aviation Center is dedicated to preserving the rich aviation history of historic Pearson Field.
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