Open Airplane Afternoon

Event Description:

Bring the family out to Open Airplane Afternoon and climb aboard the cockpit of the historic Fairchild Flying Boxcar and PT-26 aircraft.  See exhibits and other museum aircraft built in Hagerstown including:

  • 1928 Kreider Reisner
  • KR-31 Biplane
  • 1943 Fairchild
  • PT-19 WWII Trainer
  • Fairchild 24

These aircraft are a testament to the spirit, will and talent of generations in and around Hagerstown and serve as monuments to the men and women who built, flew and maintained these aircraft in defense of our nation in times of war and peace.  For most of the 20th century, the building of airplanes played a major role in many families and communities of the Hagerstown area. 

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 a $100 donation, you too can experience the thrill of open cockpit flying.  The museum plans to have rides available after 1:00 p.m., weather permitting.  

The Hagerstown Aviation Museum owns twenty historic aircraft, fourteen of which were built in Hagerstown. 

Specifics

  • FREE admission/donations accepted.
  • Museum merchandise, books, DVDs, hats, toys for sale.
  • FREE museum aircraft collection poster for all guests.
  • Event is rain or shine.
  • Follow signs to event.
  • Open Airplane Afternoon is a great time to donate items to the museum related to Hagerstown’s aviation past.
  • 2017 Schedule includes five Sundays shown on this page to the right.
  • For more information visit call 301-733-8717.

2017 Schedule
Open Airplane Afternoon

Dates and Location

June 18
Rider Jet Center
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

July 16
Hagerstown Regional Airport
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

August 20
Hagerstown Regional Airport
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 1
Hagerstown Regional Airport
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 22
Hagerstown Regional Airport
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location Addresses

Hagerstown Regional Airport
18434 Showalter Rd
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Rider Jet Center (June 18 Event Only)
18421 Henson Blvd.
Hagerstown, MD 21742