THE 2016 WINGS AND WHEELS EXPO IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016!
This Year's Show will be 'Bigger Than Ever!'
Come celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Hagerstown’s Aviation Industry at Wings & Wheels Expo 2016 on Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the main terminal area of the Hagerstown Regional Airport on Showalter Road in Hagerstown, MD!
This free event will be a great day for the whole family to visit the airport and learn more about Hagerstown’s aviation past, present and future.
Rare Hagerstown Aviation Artifact to be Unveiled at Wings & Wheels!
One hundred years ago Giuseppi Bellanca designed, built and tested the Bellanca CD – Hagerstown’s first manufactured aircraft, and, by doing so, unknowingly began a century of aviation innovation and production.
This 1916 Bellanca CD biplane was built in a factory building on Pope Avenue in Hagerstown, and was test flown from a field which is now the South Hagerstown High School Athletic Field.
The Hagerstown Aviation Museum has discovered and acquired the fuselage of one of these rare early Bellanca aircraft, and will feature it for the first time in a special 100th Anniversary exhibit at the Wings and Wheels Expo.
The Wings and Wheels Expo will also feature a large display of Fairchild aircraft built in Hagerstown as well as Warbirds, modern aircraft, classic cars, trucks, RC model aircraft, airplane rides, live music and food.
The Hagerstown Regional Airport Open House will include displays from airport businesses, airport maintenance and firefighting equipment exhibits and private aircraft displays.
Take a Flight Just Like Yesteryear!
Visitors can 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 just a $100 donation, visitors can experience the thrill of open cockpit flying
But Wait, There's So Much MORE!
The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 36 will make available to youth ages 8 to 17 free airplane rides throughout the day. Pilots and aircraft owners donate planes, fuel and time to make these free Young Eagle flights possible.
Other organizations, such as the Civil Air Patrol, will have exhibits and aircraft on display.
The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation’s 1945 Douglas C-54 “Spirit of Freedom” will be on display.
The aircraft will be open for tours of exhibits centered on the Berlin Airlift of 1948.
The Air Heritage Museum’s Fairchild C-123K “Thunder Pig” will fly in around 10:00 AM.
This impressive aircraft will make several passes, land, and then be open for tours.
The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics display will provide visitors with information about career training opportunities.
Radio controlled model airplanes will be on display.
Turbo the Flying Dog will attend along with his children’s books.
The wheels component of the Expo will include a Cruise-In of antique and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.
Free registration and the first 100 vehicles receive a dash plaque. Also see fire, law enforcement, rescue, construction vehicles and historic military vehicles.
to Wings and Wheels – Our 5K 'Runway Run!'
You don't want to miss this fun and unique
opportunity to support the Hagerstown Aviation Museum during the Wings &
Sign up for the Runway Run.
Yes, you get to run on the Hagerstown
Regional Airport main runway!
The airport will be closed to air traffic from
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM during the Run.
Proceeds from the run support the ongoing
efforts of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum to preserve and present Hagerstown's
100 years of aviation heritage.