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a benefit to support the hagerstown aviation museum

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Saturday, September 7: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

One of the greatest thrills of attending the 2019 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 $100 donation, now YOU can experience the thrill of open cockpit flying! 

(Availability of flights and seats may be limited).

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THANKS FOR MAKING OUR 2019 EVENT ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS!

We could NOT have done it without you

(and the more than 7,000 of you, to be exact!)


We extend our Thanks to our sponsors, our supporters, our plane crews, our classic car owners, our wonderful volunteers and Washington County and the Hagerstown, MD Regional Airport for a AWESOME event 

Saturday, September 7!


Mostly we thank YOU the public – our neighbors, families and friends who came out to enjoy our unique one-of-a-kind event in such beautiful weather. Check back after January, 2020 to watch as our plans unfold and are announced, for another exciting 'Wings & Wheels Expo' 

in Hagerstown, MD!

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A day FULL of fun, and SO MUCH TO SEE !

7 Hours Showcasing 90 Years of Local Aviation History

The Amazing Fairchild A-10 

A Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II ('Warthog') –'The Gun With a Plane Built Around It' will be a part of the 2019 Wings and Wheels Expo, continuing our event's tradition of bringing a 'Warthog' back to its Hagerstown birthplace, courtesy of the 175th Wing of the Maryland Air National Guard. 


From the Dustbin of History: A RARE 1919 Bellanca CE 

The Hagerstown Aviation Museum will display its original fuselage of a RARE 1919 Bellanca CE aircraft – one of the very first aircraft built in Hagerstown! 


Re-Live an American Airman's Life Aboard a B-25 Bomber 

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. 


Walk-Through a Vietnam Era C-123 'Provider' 

Take a few minutes and visit our friends from Air Heritage Museum, and enjoy a walk-through of their C-123K 'Thunderpig.' Learn about the many missions this plane carried out in the 1960's and 70's. 


Step Back in Time – Tour a 1944 DC-3 

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.


THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO SEE AND DO! 

* 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 Remembering Our Aviation Heritage  

Get out of the heat and into the air-conditioned Firehouse throughout the day, and enjoy a continuous showing of this great local movie (click here to view the 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! 

Feel Like Doing More, Rather Than Being Just Another Show Attendee?

The mission of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum is focused on the acquisition and preservation of these historic Hagerstown MD-built Fairchild aircraft.


The ongoing generosity of our patrons, supporters, sponsors and the general public, allows us to continue our work to showcase these aircraft and educate our future generations about how we came together to create the society we enjoy today


An endeavor such as the Wings and Wheels Expo is no small feat for a non-profit organization such as ours, when it comes to the resources needed to host 6,000-plus attendees. Plus the operating costs necessary to find, restore and preserve such a treasured collection of airplanes and artifacts.


If you'd like to go 'one step further' and be an event partner or sponsor, we'd love to hear from you! Simply click the button below, for our 2019 Wings and Wheels Expo Sponsorship Information.

Be a Wings and Wheels Sponsor – Click Here!
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Donations Gladly Accepted at Gate, This Event is Free to All

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Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

We at the Museum need your donations – whether you're attending our September 7 Expo or not!


Your generous donations of any kind will help us fund our mission of creating a permanent museum home to house these impressive Fairchild aircraft.


If you'd like to support our mission via our 2019 Ford F-150 OR $40,000 CASH Raffle, please visit our Raffle Info Page by clicking here.


If you would like to contribute and make a donation to the Hagerstown Aviation Museum, simply click the PayPal button shown above!


Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and help us preserve Hagerstown's rich aviation heritage, and allow us to honor the 90 decades of work by our fellow citizens throughout our region, who once built and put into the air these proud Fairchild airplanes.

Welcome to Our Visitors, Enjoy Your Day at Our Expo!

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 the 2019 Wings and Wheels Expo a successful and enjoyable event for all attendees! 

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Visit an 'Open Airplane Afternoon' in 2019!

When did "We're headed to the airport!,"  EVER sound like a fun time?

September 29

Open Airplane Afternoon

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hagerstown Airport terminal, entry at far West Gate

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September 29

Open Airplane Afternoon

 Bring the entire family out to the Hagerstown Regional Airport, and climb aboard the Fairchild C-82, the C-119 'Flying Boxcar' and our PT-26 trainer. See exhibits and other museum aircraft such as the restored 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane, the 1943 PT-19 WWII Trainer and the Fairchild 24 - all built in Hagerstown, MD. 


You also have an opportunity to experience a memorable flight in the museum's 1943 Fairchild PT-19 Primary Trainer, for just a $100 donation!


Experience the thrill of open-cockpit flight! 

(weather permitting)

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hagerstown Airport terminal, entry at far West Gate

October 20

Open Airplane Afternoon

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hagerstown Airport terminal, entry at far West Gate

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October 20

Open Airplane Afternoon

Your last chance to visit our family-oriented Open Airplane Afternoons before the cold of Fall and Winter sends our 'birds back inside the warm hangars for the upcoming Winter season!


AND ... it's the day of the winning ticket pull for our F-150 Pick-Up or $40,000 Cash Prize Raffle (described above!).


Museum merchandise, books, DVDs, hats, T-shirts, posters, toys and more are for sale at every Open Airplane Afternoon. 


Don't forget that airplane buff in your Life – our Museum swag makes great stocking-stuffers for the soon-to-be-here Holidays!

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hagerstown Airport terminal, entry at far West Gate