Press Release: May 28th, 2024

Tuesday, June 4 & Wednesday, June 5, 9am to 5pm. The Hagerstown Aviation Museum is hosting the Commemorative Air Force’s AirPower History Tour! See WWII living history in the skies over Hagerstown…

CAF AirPower History Tour

The most advanced bomber of World War II, FIFI is the World’s Most Famous, Flying, B-29. Book a flight in this iconic bomber that was designed to fly higher and faster than enemy fighters and brought an end to the…

Meritus Park: Playing the ultimate long game

HAGERSTOWN, Maryland In the middle of the 20th Century, the biggest employer in Washington County, Maryland was Fairchild. At one point, there were 10,000 workers at their Hagerstown operations…

The Locals

There are quite a few surprises when you search for aviation museums on your map app. A recent surprise was just how close Maryland is to State College, Pennsylvania. With some time to visit a museum…

Life During Wartime: Fairchild’s Plants 7 and 5

On August 19, 1942, Fairchild Aircraft Division of the Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation opened Plant 7, the first unit in the company to employ Black workers, both men and women, as part of their WWII…

A Birthday Flight Made for Memories

Young spent more than 20 years on the assembly line in the Fairchild Aircraft factory in Hagerstown, Maryland. “I was laid off about three times,” Young said. “But I still went back because I loved airplanes.”


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