Hagerstown Aviation Museum Guided Tour
September 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the Washington County Historical Society and Hagerstown Aviation Museum on Sunday, September 27th from 2-4 PM as it explores Hagerstown’s rich aviation history at the Hagerstown Aviation Museum, 14211 Basore Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742. The museum features over 23 airplanes. Some of the historic Fairchild aircraft on display will be the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, the PT-19 & PT-26 Primary Trainers, the C-82, the C-123, and the Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane.
Learn the fascinating history of Fairchild Aircraft, whose main facility, located in Hagerstown, produced military aircraft to support the World War II effort. In its heyday, Fairchild employed over 10,000 workers and developed the “Hagerstown System,” which subcontracted work to twenty-five local businesses. Many of our family members either worked at Fairchild or participated in this “System” building these historic and essential aircraft.
The Hagerstown Aviation Museum is moving forward to preserve Washington County’s aviation history. Learn about the plans to use the 35,000 square foot dome hangar at the airport for a museum. After the presentation on Hagerstown’s aviation history you can take a guided tour through the Fairchild Aircraft flight test hangars and factory building and then walk through the C-82, C-119 and C-123.
Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase online, the day of the event at the Aviation Museum site, or by calling the offices of the Washington County Historical Society. Every $15.00 ticket purchased will be entered into a raffle to ride in the museums 1943 Fairchild PT19! Participants under the age of 18 will be admitted free, and this is a family-friendly event. Social distancing will be observed, and participants are required to wear masks.
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