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. . . Visited Aviation's "Field of Firsts"

Sunday, August 1, 2004; Page C02

. . . visited aviation's "field of firsts." One of the oldest airports in the country, the College Park airfield was used by the Wright brothers to test their airplanes for their government contracts. The airport was also home to the first airmail service; the first female passenger flew as a guest of the Wrights there; and some of the first radio navigation aids were tested there. The adjacent museum features hands-on displays about flight.


An open exhibit area highlights a display of aircraft and objects relating the history of early aviation at the College Park Airport. (College Park Aviation Museum)

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The College Park Aviation Museum, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is at 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr. in College Park. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and groups over 10, and $2 for children and students with ID. For more information, visit www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com or call 301-864-6029.

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