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College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

College Park Airport

First Military Airport In The United States

 
 
College Park Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
1. College Park Airport Marker
Inscription.  The following notable events occurred on this airfield
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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceCommunications. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list.
 
Location. 38° 58.798′ N, 76° 55.404′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Corporal Frank Scott Drive near Litton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: College Park MD 20740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
College Park Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
2. College Park Airport Marker
walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named College Park Airport (within shouting distance of this marker); General Aviation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Airmail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Army Aviation School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michael Singer (approx. ¼ mile away); Taliaferro House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Patrick Zentz (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of College Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
 
More about this marker. These pictures were taken with Elite Chrome 200 film and scanned into JPEG files.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Airport Museum and Office image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
3. Airport Museum and Office
College Park Airport image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
4. College Park Airport
College Park Airport image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
5. College Park Airport
Runway can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,523 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 25, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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