Preserving the Rich Aviation Heritage of the Hagerstown, MD Region
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
AT HAGERSTOWN, MD REGIONAL AIRPORT
Bring your family and friends to the Wings and Wheels Expo
Saturday, September 10 between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM!
Event Entrance Gate:
Follow Signs for "Wings and Wheels Expo"
14211 Basore Drive, Hagerstown, MD
CLICK HERE FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT FLYER!
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 one of the museum's Fairchild PT-19 Primary Trainers.
Thousands of allied pilots earned their wings during WWII in this historic airplane built in Hagerstown by Fairchild Aircraft.
By making just a $200 donation, YOU can experience the thrill of open cockpit flying!
(Availability of flights and seats may be limited).
Want to show off your wheels?
Owners can register their vehicles for $10 at the registration tent. All registrations go towards the mission of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum.
The first 200 vehicles receive a custom event dash plaque!
The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force will be appearing with the following aircraft – available for rides:
The Stearman open cockpit bi-plane was a "Primary" trainer in WWII and virtually all US Army and Navy pilots began their flight training in a Stearman. The passenger sits in front of the pilot right behind the 220 hp 9-cylinder radial engine. If you are a pilot, bring your license and your CFI pilot may let you get some "stick" time for your logbook.
We offer two different flights, the only difference being length.
Complimentary Flight Certificate and Stearman booklet with every purchase.
Warbird rides in this aircraft are available with advance tickets available by Clicking Here OR or on-site at the airport if unsold flights are available.
The Fairchild F24R/UC-61 was built in 1946 in Hagerstown MD. It has that 1930s "art deco" look because it was designed in that decade. It sports "gull" type wings, roll down windows and a simulated wood grained instrument panel. This is one classy lady of the skies!
This Fairchild carries up to 3 passengers: one next to the pilot and 2 in the rear seat. This makes it ideal for the couple or family that wants to fly together.
One price whether flying 1, 2 or 3 passengers.
Children 5-12 can fly in this warbird with a parent/guardian on board.
1, 2, or 3 passengers @ $150 for a 30-minute flight.
Flight Certificate and Fairchild booklet with every purchase.
Flight adventure rides are also available in this warbird by Clicking Here OR or on-site at the Hagerstown airport for flights not sold in advance.
** ALSO ON DISPLAY AT WINGS & WHEELS EXPO 2022 **
A C-54, "The Spirit of Freedom" from the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation - Famous for the "Chocolate Drops" when the heroic efforts of the United States and her allies from 1948-1949 saved more than two million blockaded Berliners from hunger, cold, and communist rule. For more information about the Foundation visit www.spiritoffreedom.org
A 1944 Douglas DC-3 airplane - This 1942 classic served the Northern Territories of carrier Canadian Air North, and today is affectionately known as "Yukon Sourdough." 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. For more about its amazing history and recent restoration, and to read a recent write-up, click here!
Three vintage PT-19 fighter-trainers from World War II, all from the Hagerstown Aviation Museum's collection. These are flyable aircraft which were the monoplane primary trainer aircraft built by Fairchild and used by the US Army Air Corps, the RAF and the RCAF to ready pilots to go into combat.
* 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
* Enjoy a continuous showing of "HAGERSTOWN - Remembering Our Aviation Heritage" – Take-in a continuous showing of this great local movie (click here for trailer)
* Vendors will be on-site with food, drinks, and sweets 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!
It's a great day for family and friends to visit among the vintage aircraft and wheeled vehicles!
Walk-through many of the museum's large cargo planes, such as the C-82 and the C-119, and enjoy the kids taking the pilot's seat in one of our single-engine aircraft. Stroll the large collection of vintage cars and trucks and take lots of photos!
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Professional 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, including Friday evening during set-up and all-day Saturday. We are happy to accommodate professional requests at a later date. We appreciate your cooperation in making our Wings and Wheels Expo a successful and enjoyable event for all attendees!