"We try to keep the moves authentic," said Steve Springer during a recent Monday-night rehearsal.
Dancers at the rehearsal said they plan to wear clothing like that worn to a 1950s dance, said couple Susan and Claude Cauffman, who have spent the past three years Lindy Hopping in costume at veterans events in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Sunday's event -- officially referred to as Aviation Heritage Day -- is intended to recognize Hagerstown's aviation history. Owners of Fairchild aircraft have been invited to participate in a symbolic fly-over to close out the event.
A portion of the weekend's proceeds will help raise money for the Hagerstown Aviation Museum. The museum lacks a permanent home despite its collection of vintage, Hagerstown-built aircraft, said John Seburn, the museum's director.
He said the Hagerstown Aviation Museum has an exhibit at Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown. The museum's 13 vintage aircraft are housed in hangars at the Hagerstown Regional Airport, Seburn said.
If you go ...
WHAT: Aviation Heritage Days, hosted by the Hagers-town Aviation Museum
WHEN: Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20
WHERE: Hagerstown Aircraft Services, 14235 Oak Springs Road, north of Hagerstown
COST: Costs vary. See schedule highlights at right.
MORE: For more information, call the Hagerstown Aviation Museum, 301-733-8717, or go to http://www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org
Saturday, June 19
Wings & Wheels Car Show -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All types of cars and trucks are welcome. The first 100 registered vehicles will receive commemorative dash plaques. Competing vehicles $10 advance registration, $15 at the gate. Also, fly-bys of museum aircraft featuring Fairchild PT-19s and other vintage planes.
Hangar Hop -- 8 to 11 p.m.
Dance with music by The Shades and performances by Hub City Lindy Hop. Vintage cars on display, prize drawings and refreshments. Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door. Order tickets online at http://www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org
or call 301-733-8717.
Sunday, June 20
Aviation Heritage Day -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
o Giant-scale model RC aircraft on display, courtesy of the Pegasus RC Club.
o Displays, exhibits and aircraft to view, including the museum's Fairchild C-81 and C-119 Flying Boxcar and a 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31.
o 2 p.m. -- Museum board member and former NASA Associate Administrator Sam Venneri will give a lecture, "Aeronautic Advancements: Past, Present and Future."
o "Hagerstown Aviation Heritage Flight," aerial demonstration concludes the day.