Wings and Wheels Expo 2016 - Saturday, Oct. 1
               Hagerstown, MD Regional Airport - 18434 Showalter Road
                 Just 1 Minute off of I-81, at Showalter Road, Exit 10A/B

Welcome to Our Expo!

 This Year's Show will be 'Bigger Than Ever!' 

Come celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Hagerstown’s Aviation Industry at Wings & Wheels Expo 2016 on Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the main terminal area of the Hagerstown Regional Airport on Showalter Road in Hagerstown, MD!

 This free event will be a great day for the whole family to visit the airport and learn more about Hagerstown’s aviation past, present and future.

Rare Hagerstown Aviation Artifact to be Unveiled at Wings & Wheels!

One hundred years ago Giuseppi Bellanca designed, built and tested the Bellanca CD – Hagerstown’s first manufactured aircraft, and, by doing so, unknowingly began a century of aviation innovation and production. 

This 1916 Bellanca CD biplane was built in a factory building on Pope Avenue in Hagerstown, and was test flown from a field which is now the South Hagerstown High School Athletic Field.

The Hagerstown Aviation Museum has discovered and acquired the fuselage of one of these rare early Bellanca aircraft, and will feature it for the first time in a special 100th Anniversary exhibit at the Wings and Wheels Expo.

The Wings and Wheels Expo will also feature a large display of Fairchild aircraft built in Hagerstown as well as Warbirds, modern aircraft, classic cars, trucks, RC model aircraft, airplane rides, live 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.

Take a Flight Just Like Yesteryear!

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

But Wait, There's So Much MORE!

The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 36 will make available to youth ages 8 to 17 free airplane rides throughout the day. Pilots and aircraft owners donate planes, fuel and time to make these free Young Eagle flights possible.

Other organizations, such as the Civil Air Patrol, will have exhibits and aircraft on display.

The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation’s 1945 Douglas C-54 “Spirit of Freedom” will be on display.
 The aircraft will be open for tours of exhibits centered on the Berlin Airlift of 1948.

The Air Heritage Museum’s Fairchild C-123K “Thunder Pig” will fly in around 10:00 AM.
This impressive aircraft will make several passes, land, and then be open for tours.

The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics display will provide visitors with information about career training opportunities.

Radio controlled model airplanes will be on display.

Turbo the Flying Dog will attend along with his children’s books.

The wheels component of the Expo will include a Cruise-In of antique and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.
Free registration and the first 100 vehicles receive a dash plaque. Also see fire, law enforcement, rescue, construction vehicles and historic military vehicles.

New to Wings and Wheels – Our 5K 'Runway Run!'

You don't want to miss this fun and unique opportunity to support the Hagerstown Aviation Museum during the Wings & Wheels Expo!

Sign up for the Runway Run.
Yes, you get to run on the Hagerstown Regional Airport main runway! 
The airport will be closed to air traffic from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM during the Run.

Proceeds from the run support the ongoing efforts of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum to preserve and present Hagerstown's 100 years of aviation heritage. 

Also joining us, will be the Commemorative Air Force –
along with their vintage classic WWII TBM Avenger torpedo-bomber. 

Check the Museum website at for any updates
as they occur - we will post updates as they become available!

The Only Gathering of Vintage Aircraft 
and Classic Vehicles in the Cumberland Valley Region

                                                            Free-Entry Event
                                       (Donations to the Hagerstown Aviation Museum Welcome!)

                                                     9:00 AM until 4:00 PM

                                           Breakfast and Lunch Available From Local Vendors
                                                      (Proceeds from this event Benefit the Hagerstown Aviation Museum) 

We welcome your visit at the upcoming Wings & Wheels Expo at the Hagerstown (MD) Regional Airport – and your tax-deductible financial support to our 501(C)(3) organization.

Over the past several years, the Hagerstown Aviation Museum has had donated 20 classic aircraft, most built at the sprawling Fairchild Aircraft facility in Hagerstown, MD – and acquired through the generous support of the community.

Our past Wings and Wheels Expos held in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, each provided an affordable venue for a fun and educational family weekend event, and in the process generated many donations and contributions from the community toward our goal of making the dream of a permanent home a reality. (2015's event was rained out, with many planned activities now moved to October 1 of this year!).

Not having a building large enough to showcase and display these historic aircraft, the Museum for years has held many events for the public to view and even walk through these planes – in many cases, allowing anyone the opportunity to trace back over the footsteps of their fathers, grandfathers, mothers and grandmothers who served our Country. 

Your Attendance and Generous Donations Help Continue our Preservation and Educational Efforts!

What is the Hagerstown Aviation Museum?

Our mission is to help foster the development and construction of a permanent facility for the Hagerstown Aviation Museum and the group's growing collection of vintage Hagerstown, MD manufactured Fairchild aircraft – which span nearly NINE decades of history! 

To learn more about our mission, our work and our love for historic aircraft, visit us at:


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The Hagerstown Aviation Museum is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 corporation, 
with donations tax-deductible for tax reporting purposes