FLIGHT OF RICHARD C . DUPONT Near This Site On September 21 , 1933 , Richard C . ...
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Description: FLIGHT OF RICHARD C . DUPONT Near this site on September 21 , 1933 , Richard C . duPont was launched from Afton Mountain in his Bowlus sailplane , Albatross . Four hours and fifty minutes later he landed at Frederick , Maryland , establishing a United States distance record for sail planing of 121 . 6 miles , almost double the previous U . S . record of 66 miles . Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission , 1983