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History of Aviation
        On October 29, 1909 Army Captain Ralph Van Demanís wife Sarah left Delaware traveling to College Park MD to watch aviator Wilbur Wright make a flight. At the College Park airfield she was invited by Wilbur to ride as a passenger. Her shirt was gathered around her ankles with twine and she flew into aviation history books. Sarah from Delaware became the first woman to fly as a passenger from American soil staying in the air for four minutes reaching an altitude of 60 feet. After this historic flight, Sarah exclaimed as she stepped off the aeroplane, "Now I know why birds sing."
        In 1910 Robie Seidelinger was able to fly his Delaplane (Delaware built) aeroplane a few feet off the ground making it the first heavier-than-air flight in Delaware. A Felix du Pont and John Rascob founded an aviation school in Delaware in 1914 to train pilots for the Army Air Service needs in WW-I. Pilot instruction was tuition free provided the pilots committed to enrollment in the Air Service.

More DE Aviation History

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F-144 330923 Dover McMahon Municipal Airport $9.00
Dover Chandelle Estates Airport
Dover Del DOT Helistop
Dover/Cheswold Delaware Airpark
Farmington Chorman Airport
Felton Henderson Aviation Airport
T-108 470531 Georgetown Sussex County Airport $4.50
AT-067 711202 Georgetown Sussex County Airport $30.00
Laurel Laurel Airport
Middletown Summit Airport
T-375 471029 New Castle New Castle County Airport $4.50
K-072 380716 Rehoboth Beach Municipal Airport $12.00
K-073 380717 Rehoboth Beach Municipal Airport $26.25
Smyrna Smyrna Airport
A-164 281006 Wilmington Bellanca Airport $4.50
T-376 471029 Wilmington Bellanca Airport $4.50
Wilmington New Castle Airport
Wyoming Jenkins Airport

INDEX: US Airport Dedication Covers by State

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LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC
ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY
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Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields in Delaware.
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