Aviation was the theme of a field trip to PIA’s Hagerstown Campus by a group from Frederick High School, 18 students and six staff members from the Frederick, MD school heard an Admissions presentation and toured PIA to learn about the path to becoming an Aircraft Maintenance Technician. The next stop was a visit to the new permanent home of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum at Hagerstown Regional Airport. Students got to learn more about the history of aviation in the Hagerstown area, in particular the background of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation.
The Hagerstown Aviation Museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting more than 100 years of aviation history of the Hagerstown, Maryland area. Since its inception 25 years ago, the museum has gone from concept to a collection of 23 historic aircraft, which includes the world’s largest collection of historic aircraft built in Hagerstown, according to the museum’s newsletter, Pegasus. It now has a permanent home in the historic 1943 Fairchild Aircraft Flight Test Hangar at Hagerstown Regional Airport.
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