An old historic site in Torrey Pines Gliderport honors the pioneering glider pilots who first took to the skies here.
There are two bronze plaques on the ocean side of the marker. The opposite side, facing the Gliderport parking lot, was decorated with colorful tiled mosaics. The 30-year-old abstract artwork depicts green trees atop cliffs, the sun, water, a sailboat and gliders in a blue sky.
IN READING THE SPIRIT, INVENTION AND ENTHUSIASM OF THE PIONEERS WHO FLYED Gliders IN THE 1930S IN TORRY PINE
AND TO FUTURE PILOTS WHO WILL SHARE THIS Glider AND CONTINUE THIS TRADITION THROUGH ALL FORMS OF POWERLESS FLIGHT
JUNE 6, 1992
PARIT NATIONAL MUSEUM
HARRIS HILL, ELMIRA, NEW YORK
SOCIETY OF AMERICA AFFILIATE COOPERATION
HISTORICAL PLACE no. 315
Torrey Pines Gliderport
CITY OF SAN DIEGO
Here is the National Soaring Museum’s fascinating webpage dedicated to the Torrey Pines Gliding Port. You can see some old photos. This place is designated as Museum Attraction No. 5.
Many years ago I published a blog about the Torrey Pines Gliding Port. If you’re interested, you can check it out by clicking here!
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