Wings & Wheels Expo is back in 2021!
* Pics and details are updating, so check back soon
Bring your family and friends to Wings and Wheels Expo
Saturday, September 11, 2021 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM!
Event Entrance Gate:
The Original Fairchild Dome Hangar
14211 Basore Drive, Hagerstown, MD
One of the greatest thrills of attending Wings and Wheels Expo, presented by the Hagerstown Aviation Museum, is that 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 airplane built in Hagerstown by Fairchild Aircraft.
By making just a $150 donation, now YOU can experience the thrill of open cockpit flying!
(Availability of flights and seats may be limited).
Cancelled in 2020, we could NOT have made our 2019 event the success it was, without you (and the nearly 9,000 of you, to be exact!)
Than - and now - we extend our Thanks to our sponsors, our supporters, our plane crews, our classic car owners, our wonderful volunteers – but MOSTLY our neighbors, families and friends who came out to enjoy our unique one-of-a-kind event in such beautiful weather.
A special thanks goes to Washington County and the Hagerstown, MD Regional Airport for a AWESOME event!
The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force will be appearing with its TBM-3E Avenger “Doris Mae” (BuAer 91426) a Grumman-designed (TBF) aircraft built under license by General Motors in New Jersey in 1945. Initially assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC), this aircraft served as a replacement aircraft in several USMC training units in California from 1945 to 1948. After WWII, thousands of surplus aircraft, including Avengers, were stored at a Naval Air Station in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Here, many of these aircraft were put back into service due to the demands of the Korean War. The TBM Avenger is the largest and heaviest single-engine bomber of WWII and was flown by Pres. George H.W. Bush. Warbird rides in this aircraft are available with advance tickets available at CapitalWingWarbirdRides.org or on-site at the airport if unsold flights are available.
The Capital Wing will also be flying a Stinson L-5 Sentinel, known as the "Flying Jeep", a World War II era liaison aircraft used by all branches of the U.S. military and by the British Royal Air Force. It was produced by the Stinson Aircraft Company. Along with the Stinson L-1 Vigilant, the L-5 was the only other American liaison aircraft of World War II that was purpose-built for military use and had no civilian counterpart. Capable of operating from short unimproved airstrips, the L-5 "Sentinel" delivered personnel, critical intelligence and needed supplies to the front-line troops. Flight adventure rides are also available in this warbird at CapitalWingWarbirdRides.org or on-site at the Hagerstown airport for flights not sold in advance.
The Delaware Aviation Museum brings with them the B-25J Mitchell, Panchito! The B-25 was in production before the U.S. entry into the war through VJ-Day. B-25’s were used in all theaters of war from Alaska to North Africa, China, Europe and the Southwest Pacific. They were flown by the U.S. Army Air Forces and U.S. Marine Corps, as well as the air forces of Britain, Canada, Australia, Russia, China, Brazil and the Netherland East Indies. Once the most heavily armed WWII bomber in the Allies arsenal, now you can re-live history with an unforgettable ride onboard the Delaware Aviation Museum's twin-engine B-25 Bomber. Click HERE to reserve your spot!
Take a few minutes and visit our friends from Air Heritage Museum and enjoy a walk-through of their camo C-123K 'Thunder Pig.' Learn about the many missions this plane carried out in the 1960's and 70's. You can also check-out the Museum's own C-123, in sparkling silver!
Enjoy a static display of a 1944 Douglas DC-3 airplane - with a walk-through history display! Ask questions what it was like to ride and fly one of these rugged planes of yesteryear. Many are still in service today for passenger and cargo duty.
* FREE Young Eagle Aircraft Flights, for children from 8 to 17!
* Civil Air Patrol and other organizations will display exhibits and aircraft
* Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics will provide information on aviation careers
* The Wheels Section of the Expo will Include a Cruise-In featuring antique and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles! (Owners can bring their vehicle for free registration and the first 100 vehicles receive a custom event dash plaque!)
* Enjoy a continuous showing of "HAGERSTOWN - Remembering Our Aviation Heritage" – Take-in a continuous showing of this great local movie (click here for trailer)
* Food vendors will be on-site with foods, drinks and refreshments for attendees
Also see fire, law enforcement, rescue, construction, ag, transportation, access, historic military equipment and many other types of vehicles, too!
THE 'NEW HORIZONS' BAND CONCERT STARTING AT 12 NOON!
NOTICE TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS: Photographers are welcome to take photographs of planes and automobiles at the owner’s discretion. With anticipation of a large crowd and the expectation of this being a family-friendly event, no model photos will be allowed during this event. This includes Friday evening during set-up and all-day Saturday. We are happy to accommodate photographers’ requests for such, at a later date. We appreciate your cooperation in making our Wings and Wheels Expo a successful and enjoyable event for all attendees!
COMING October 2 – Our Last Open Airplane Day of 2021!
Fairchild Dome Hangar – off of Basore Road (east gate)
Your last chance to visit our family-oriented Open Airplane Afternoons before the cold of Fall and Winter sends our 'birds back inside the w...
Fairchild Dome Hangar – off of Basore Road (east gate)