Hagerstown Aviation Museum "Open Airplane Afternoon"
Bring the family out to the Hagerstown Regional Airport to climb aboard and sit in the cockpit of the historic Fairchild Flying Boxcar and PT-26 aircraft. See exhibits and other museum aircraft such as the 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane, 1943 Fairchild PT-19 WWII Trainer and Fairchild 24, all built in Hagerstown. The museum owns twenty historic aircraft, twelve of which were built in Hagerstown.
These aircraft are a testament to the spirit, will and talent of generations in and around Hagerstown and serve as monuments to the men and women who built, flew and maintained these aircraft in defense of our nation in times of war and peace. For most of the 20th century, the building of airplanes played a major role in many families and communities of the Hagerstown area.
Step back in time and experience a memorable flight in the museum's 1943 Fairchild PT-19 Primary Trainer! Thousands of allied pilots earned their wings during WWII in this historic aircraft built by Fairchild Aircraft seventy years ago in Hagerstown, Maryland. By making a $100 donation, you too can experience the thrill of open cockpit flying. The museum plans to have rides available after 1 pm, weather permitting. Event is rain or shine.
FREE admission/donations accepted. Museum merchandise, books, DVDs, hats, toys for sale. FREE museum aircraft collection poster for all guests.
“Open Airplane Afternoon” is a great time to donate items to the museum related to Hagerstown’s aviation past.
Directions: From Route 11 at the Hagerstown Regional Airport turn onto Basore Dr at Tony's Pizza and follow the signs. For more information visit: www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.orgor the museum Facebook page or call 301-733-8717
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