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a benefit to support the hagerstown aviation museum

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Take a Flight Just Like Yesteryear!

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 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! 

(Availability of flights and seats may be limited).

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The History of Our Wings and Wheels Expo

Celebrate the 103rd Anniversary of Hagerstown’s aviation industry, at the Wings and Wheels Expo on Saturday, September 7 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 

at the main terminal area of the Hagerstown MD 

Regional Airport on Showalter Road!


Our Expo will feature a large display of Hagerstown-built Fairchild aircraft as well as Warbirds, modern aircraft, classic cars, trucks, RC model aircraft, airplane rides, 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. 

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A day FULL oF SO MUCH TO SEE!

7 Hours Showcasing 90 Years of Local Aviation History

'The Gun With a Plane Built Around It' – The Amazing Fairchild A-10 

A Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II ('Warthog') is scheduled to attend the 2019 Wings 

and Wheels, continuing our event's tradition of welcoming a 'Warthog' to  join us, 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 bomber rides 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! 

* The Civil  Air Patrol and other organizations will display exhibits and aircraft

* The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics display will provide information on career training opportunities
* 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!)


Also see fire, law enforcement, rescue, construction, ag, access, transportation, historic military and other 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 By Clicking here!
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This Event is FREE – With Donations Accepted at the Gate!

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Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

We at the Museum need your donation – 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. 

Visit an 'Open Airplane Afternoon' in 2019!

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

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Open Airplane Afternoon

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hagerstown Airport Terminal, entry at far West Gate

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Open Airplane Afternoon

Bring out the entire family 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.

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hagerstown Airport Terminal, entry at far West Gate

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

View the same collection as above, and always with the opportunity to also 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 Afternoon before the cold of Fall and Winter sends our birds back inside to the warmth for the upcoming Winter season!


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 merchandise 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