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Avemco donates $2,000 to help Hagerstown museum buy vintage Fairchild aircraft

June 16, 2013
  • Avemco Insurance Co. recently donated $2,000 to the Hagerstown Air Museum in support of the acquisition of a 1956 Fairchild C-123K aircraft. Pictured from left are Marci Veronie, vice president of Avemco sales; John Seburn, president of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum; Lauretta Godbey, Avemcos vice president of marketing; and Luke Barnette, Avemco aviation sales and service senior underwriter.
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FREDERICK, Md. — Avemco Insurance Co. recently donated $2,000 to the Hagerstown Aviation Museum to support its acquisition of the classic 1956 Fairchild C-123K aircraft.

The donation is part of the Avemco General Aviation Community Support Initiative, which complements the company’s focus on aviation safety education as a key component of its nationwide outreach.

Avemco is the only direct writer of general aviation insurance in the United States, and contributes to select nonprofit aviation organizations annually, including Build A Plane and Youth Aviation Adventures.

In 2012, the company also facilitated donation of two salvage aircraft engines to the local Hagerstown campus of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics educational program, as well as several salvage aircraft nationally for educational programs in high schools.

Avemco, headquartered in Frederick, has been insuring planes and pilots since 1961.

The Hagerstown Aviation Museum owns 19 aircraft, 14 of which were built in Hagerstown, making it the largest museum-owned collection of historic aircraft in Maryland.

The museum is at 14235 Oak Springs Road in Hagerstown. 

For more information, go to www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org.

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