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Airplanes to be on display Sunday

June 10, 2012

The Hagerstown Aviation Museum will present “Open Airplane Afternoon” Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The open house is geared toward aviation enthusiasts.

Museum aircraft will be open to the public.

Participants will be able to climb aboard and sit in the cockpit of the Fairchild C-82 and C-119 Flying Boxcar.

Also, they will be able to see other museum aircraft, such as the 1943 Fairchild PT-19 WWII Trainer and the 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane.

All of these planes were built in Hagerstown.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Museum merchandise, books, DVDs and hats will be for sale.

There will be a free museum magazine and aircraft collection color poster for all guests.

Future “Open Airplane Afternoon” dates are July 15 and Aug. 19.

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Airplanes and displays will be at Hagerstown Aircraft Services, 14235 Oaks Springs Road in Hagerstown.

From U.S. 11 near Hagerstown Regional Airport, turn onto Basore Drive at Tony’s Pizza and follow the signs.

The Hagerstown Aviation Museum has the largest collection of museum-owned rare and historic aircraft in Maryland.

The museum is a member of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information, go to www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org or call 301-733-8717.

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