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Oakland Airport Modern Aerial View
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Era
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37.7125689, -122.2197428
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1 Airport Dr
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Oakland
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This site, formerly known as Oakland Municipal Airport, served as the gateway to the Pacific during aviation’s pioneering age of trans-Pacific flight. Among other notable events, Albert Hegenberger and Lester Maitland departed from the airfield on 28 June 1927 on the first flight from the mainland to Hawaii, and Amelia Earhart landed here on 13 January 1935, completing the first-ever solo flight from Hawaii to the mainland. It was also the airport she departed from on her final unsuccessful world flight attempt in 1937, and was where she intended to return to after circumventing the globe. The airport was dedicated by Charles Lindbergh September 17.

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Modern Oakland Municipal Airport aerial view
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