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For Immediate Release:

CELEBRATE AVIATION WITH HAGERSTOWN REGIONAL AIRPORT AT WINGS AND WHEELS EXPO 2015

Not one but two A-10’s and other aviation relics await you October 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 18434 Showalter Road in Hagerstown

Contact:

Manager
Washington County
James Jenkins
240-313-2384
jajenkins@washco-md.net

Hagerstown, Md. (September 23, 2015) - You’ve never seen a collection like the showcase of historic and modern aircraft and vintage cars, trucks and more at Wings and Wheels Expo 2015, October 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Hagerstown Regional Airport.

Take a tour through Washington County’s aviation history, including special guest A-10’s from the 175th Wing 104th Fighter Squadron Maryland Air National Guard and a C17 from the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Kids and adults alike can climb aboard Hagerstown Aviation Museum’s Fairchild C-82 and C-119 Flying Boxcar, PT-26. Other aviation artifacts on site include the 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane, 1943 Fairchild PT-19 WWII Trainer and Fairchild 24, all built in Hagerstown.

Rides will be offered in various aircraft and Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 36 (EAA) will offer free airplane rides for youth ages 8 to 17 through their Young Eagles Program. EAA members donate their time, aircraft and fuel to support this exciting program that gives many young people their first flight experience.

Food and other concession items will be available for purchase. Admission to this one-of-a-kind event is free but donations are welcomed. Proceeds will benefit the museum’s ongoing effort to develop a visitor center to house the museum’s historic aviation artifacts, archives and vintage aircraft.

For up-to-date information on HGR events, visit flyhagerstown.com or like HGR on Facebook at Hagerstown Regional Airport. For additional information, contact Public Relations and Community Affairs Manager James Jenkins at 240-313-2384.

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About Hagerstown Regional Airport

Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR), a financially self-supporting airport complex managed by Washington County, is home to a variety of businesses that provide travel services to the general public and airside services to the general aviation community. The 400-acre facility includes a secured perimeter, an air traffic control tower, state-of-the-art navigational aids, and the second-longest public runway in the State of Maryland. Sun Air Express provides passenger service to Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Allegiant provides passenger service to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB). Visit flyhagerstown.com for more information.

About Washington County, Maryland Government

Washington County, Maryland Government strives to fulfill its duty to the citizens of Washington County with regard to operational efficiency, fiscal responsibility, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. This vision is used to ably assist the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County in achieving goals for moving the County forward as present needs and future plans are addressed.

According to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, the Washington County General Fund has one of the lowest costs per capita for services provided of all 23 counties and Baltimore City. This is attributed to the efficiency, staffing levels, and cost containment exhibited in Washington County Government operations. Visit washco-md.net for more information.

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