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Fort Delaware from the Sky - Massive Civil War Fort on the Island
Fort Delaware from the Sky - Massive Civil War Fort on the Island!

While flying around Delaware, take a short aerial detour on the Delaware River to fly over FORT DELAWARE, a notorious Civil War prison. Believe it or not, this prison once housed over 30,000 Americans from the South (Confederacy) who were captured in battles. Over 1,200 died here, along with hundreds of their guards and other civilians, mainly from Smallpox during the War.

You can easily fly this VFR as it is south of the Class D for New Castle (DE) and Class B for Philly. No need to talk to anyone if you do not want to.

Some years ago there was a forced landing (engine failure) near the island and both pilots survived.

This is well worth an aerial detour, especially for folks keenly interested in the Civil War or Delaware/East Coast history in general. Because of the island location, the fort has been preserved somewhat, though you can tell the elements have done some damage!

If you really want to learn more about it, there IS a FERRY that can take you there. Land at nearby Summit Airfield (KEVY) and get a ride over, but please do make reservations in advance.

Mike Marra, Keystone Flight
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Submitted By MIKE MARRA MIKE MARRA (429 destinations have been submitted by this member)
Last Reviewed Thursday, March 30, 2017
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  Other Nearby Airports
There are 46 airports within 25 nautical miles of this location   Increase Range
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