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Women Window

A History of College Park Airport
through Women's Stories

College Park Airport is the oldest continuously-operating airport in the world.

Since 1909, women have been a part of many of its most significant aviation moments.

Read on to discover the history of College Park Airport through these women's stories...

Sarah Van Deman

Wilbur Wright and Army Signal Corps officials arrived at College Park on xxxxx

They set about unpacking the plane that Wilbur used to teach military officers how to fly

The Army had just purchased xx planes from the Wright Brothers, under the contract that one would teach Army officials how to operate.

For xx weeks, Wilbur trained Lt's xx and xx in a Wright Miltiary xx

On October x, he took up Sarah van Deman.

She was the wife of the Army official Ralph van Deman, and ...

Their flight lasted...


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