2022 Schedule
Open Airplane Day

Dates and Location


April 23

June 19 

July 16

August 20

October 1

9am to 4pm

Open Airplane Day Event Location

14211 Basore Dr

Hagerstown, MD 21742

This is the former Fairchild Aircraft ramp area

next to Basore Dr.  and Tony's Pizza.

Look for signs.

Open Airplane Day

Bring the family out to Open Airplane Day and climb aboard the cockpit of the historic Fairchild C-82 and C-119 Flying Boxcars and PT-26 aircraft.  Also tour the museum's 1956 Fairchild C-123 Provider! See exhibits and other museum aircraft built in Hagerstown including:

  • 1928 Kreider Reisner
  • KR-31 Biplane
  • 1943 Fairchild
  • PT-19 WWII Trainer
  • Fairchild 22 & 24

These aircraft are a testament to the spirit, will and talent of generations in and around Hagerstown and serve as monuments to the men and women who built, flew and maintained these aircraft in defense of our nation in times of war and peace.  For most of the 20th century, the building of airplanes played a major role in many families and communities of the Hagerstown area. 

Step back in time and experience a memorable flight in the museum's 1943 Fairchild PT-19 Primary Trainer!  Thousands of allied pilots earned their wings during WWII in this historic aircraft built by Fairchild Aircraft seventy years ago in Hagerstown, Maryland.  By making a $200 donation, you too can experience the thrill of open cockpit flying.  The museum plans to have rides available after 9:00 a.m., weather permitting.  

The Hagerstown Aviation Museum owns twenty three historic aircraft, fourteen of which were built in Hagerstown. 


  • FREE admission/donations accepted.
  • Museum merchandise, books, DVDs, hats, toys for sale.
  • Event is rain or shine.  
  • Follow signs to event.
  • Open Airplane Day is a great time to donate items to the museum related to Hagerstown’s aviation past.
  • For more information call 301-733-8717.
  • Food Trucks and water available