Aviation museum hosting Open Airplane Afternoon on Father's Day
June 11, 2013
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  • Hagerstown Aviation Museum will present an Open Airplane Afternoon Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. adjacent to Washington County Regional Airport.

    Attendees can bring the family to celebrate Father’s Day. Attendees can climb aboard and sit in the cockpit of the Fairchild C-82 and C-119 Flying Boxcar, and see other museum aircraft, such as the 1943 Fairchild PT-19 World War II Trainer and the 1928 Kreider-Reisner KR-31 biplane, all built in Hagerstown.

    The museum owns 19 historic aircraft, 14 of which were built in Hagerstown.

    Step back in time and experience a 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 70 years ago in Hagerstown.

    By making a $100 donation, participants can experience the thrill of open cockpit flying. Rides will be available, weather permitting. The event will be held rain or shine.

    Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

    Museum merchandise, books, DVDs and hats will be available for purchase. A museum magazine and poster will be given away.

    The museum is raising funds to bring home its 1956 Fairchild C-123 Provider.