College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
College Park Airport
First Military Airport In The United States
1909 - Wilbur Wright instructed first flying officers of Signal Corps, U. S. Army
1911 - First Army flying school established here
First bombsite tested from an aircraft
1912 - First group cross country flight originated here. Destination Chevy Chase, MD
First machine gun fired from an aircraft
First radio message sent from an aircraft
1922 - First flight of a helicopter made by Henry Berliner
One of the first points of origin for United States Air Mail.
Erected 1961 by College Park Rotary Club.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
Location. 38° 58.764′ N, 76° 55.398′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Corporal Frank Scott Drive near Litton Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: College Park MD 20740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. College Park Airport: “Oldest Continually Operated in the World” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of College Park (approx. Dervey Augusta Lomax (approx. 0.7 miles away); Calvert Hills: A National Register Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); "From Stagecoach to Streetcar to Subway: A College Town Emerges" (approx. 0.8 miles away); Welcome to the Luther Goldman Birding Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); "The University of Maryland Is Deeply Rooted in History" (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charlton Avenue (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in College Park.
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Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space •
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