Wings and Wheels Expo 2018                    
Saturday, September 8    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

                  Hagerstown, MD Regional Airport - 18434 Showalter Road
                     Just 1 Minute off of I-81, at Showalter Road, Exit 10A/B

Non-Profit Partners

Experimental Aircraft Association,
EAA Local Chapter 36

Members of local Chapter 36 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) are part of an effort to make dreams of flight come true for young people.

The Hagerstown, MD EAA Chapter 36 is participating in Young Eagles Flights as part of EAA’s on-going program to introduce young people to aviation.  Since the program was launched in 1992, more than 1.8 million young people have taken a free airplane flight. 

During each flight, the pilots demonstrate how airplanes fly and the proper preparations for a safe flight.  After a short introductory airplane ride, each Young Eagle receives their own logbook to record their flight and a certificate signed by the pilot commemorating the event. 

In addition to the certificate, each Young Eagle is entered into the World’s Largest Logbook housed within the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wis.  The logbook records the Young Eagle, the participating pilot, the date of the flight and the aircraft used.

“Many children are curious about flying and would welcome a first-hand experience,” said an EAA leader.  “There’s no other program that does that like EAA’s Young Eagles.”

For more information on the program, contact Chapter 36 coordinator, Mark Hissey at 717- 349-7191or the EAA Young Eagles Office at 877-806-8902.

Volunteers and contributions from aviation-minded companies and individuals support the Young Eagles program.  Young Eagle information — including an on-line version of the World’s Largest Logbook — is also available via the World Wide Web at

The purpose of this Chapter is to f
oster, promote, and engage in education through an environment that fosters safety and high standards in the design, construction, restoration, and operation of all recreational aircraft, as well as encouragement to facilitate an atmosphere where all are welcome to join-in and become a part of recreational aviation.

For more information contact:
Hagerstown, EAA Chapter 36
Mark Hissey,
Young Eagles Coordinator
Phone: (717) 349-7191  





The CAF: the Commemorative Air Force

The National Capitol Squadron is one of the fastest growing units in the The Mid-Atlantic Region of The CAF.

The CAF is always looking for new members interested in working around or flying World War II aircraft.

70-plus members are actively involved in maintaining and flying 2 squadron and 9 member-owned aircraft.

Visit the CAF National Capitol Region web site below, for more information!

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics -(PIA)

The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is located at the Hagerstown Regional Airport in the Top Flight Airpark

With a state-of-the-art training facility currently in construction on the property of the Airport, PIA's location provides an ideal atmosphere for aviation training as well as aircraft accessibility for the school's growing roster of students.

14516 Pennsylvania Avenue
Hagerstown, MD  21742
(800) 444-4410

The following aviation technology diploma program can be studied at PIA's Hagerstown Campus:

Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) - Full/Part Time

Civil Air Patrol – Maryland Wing

The Maryland Wing Civil Air Patrol is the highest echelon of the Civil Air Patrol in the state of Maryland. It is headquartered in Glen Burnie, Maryland next to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
(Note: These links will take you away from the Wings and Wheels Expo web site).

The Maryland Wing oversees 27 primary subordinate squadrons located throughout the state, including 2 School Enrichment Programs.


The 'Pegasus' RC Club

Members of the local remote-controlled aircraft club will also be a part of this year's event.

Offering a variety of demonstrations of RC aircraft, they will also have several model planes on display!