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A Field of Firsts

The Field of Firsts Foundation (FOFF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise support for educational programming and exhibits at the College Park Aviation Museum and promote awareness about the historic significance of the College Park Airport, the world’s oldest continuously operating airport.


FOFF, founded in 1991, has generated community interest and financial support for numerous projects, including the design and construction of the museum, the documentary - "College Park Airport: The Early Years,” airfield interpretive tours, acquisition of historic memorabilia related to the Wright Brothers, Frank Lahm and Emile Berliner, Restoration Shop materials and equipment, pedal planes, interactive displays, kiosks and more.


Click through the pictures to discover some of the "firsts" that occurred at the airport. 

1909 Mrs. Van Deman
1909 Aeronautical Board
1912 Wreck at College Park,MD
1912 Machine Gun
1911 College Park Airport
1918 Max Miller
1924 Berliner Helicopter
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