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Below are recent news articles and media releases about the Hagerstown Regional Airport.

Rare Historical Aircraft Donated to Hagerstown Aviation Museum
One of a Handful of Flying Fairchild PT-19's Returns to Hagerstown
(Hagerstown, MD August 21, 2007) — Ward Wilkins flew a silver and black Fairchild PT-19 to Hagerstown on Saturday. His journey started in Indiana on Friday, but the journey for the airplane started 64 years ago in Hagerstown.

Rare Flying PT-19 Returning to Hagerstown August 18 10:00 am
(HAGERSTOWN August 16, 2007)
A rare FLYING PT-19 aircraft is flying to Hagerstown, and is being donated to the Hagerstown Aviation Museum. The PT-19 was manufactured in Hagerstown by the Fairchild company starting in 1939 and through the very early 1940's.

Cardin visits airport, announces grant
(HAGERSTOWN August 7, 2007)
Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin kicked off his first official visit to Washington County on Tuesday with a press conference at Hagerstown Regional Airport
Photos of this visit available to view in our photo gallery.

Cardin, Mikulski Announce $7.3 Million For Hagerstown Airport Runway Extension
Funding Will Allow Completion of Project
(WASHINGTON June 1, 2007)
U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Washington County $7.3 million to complete the runway extension of the Hagerstown Regional-Richard A. Henson Airport.

Hagerstown Regional Airport Project Changes the Look of US 11
(HAGERSTOWN, MD March 2007)
The current runway improvement program at Hagerstown Regional Airport will result in significant improvements to your airfield by the end of this calendar year.

Hagerstown Aviation Museum - Donation of Three Rare Historic Aircraft Announced
(HAGERSTOWN, MD March 2007)
Hagerstown Aviation Museum Hosts Enthusiastic, Standing-Room Only Group of Aviation Buffs of all Ages. Donation of Three Rare Historic Aircraft Announced to the More than 300 Museum Members and Donors, Aviation Enthusiasts, Families and Friends

Hagerstown Aviation Museum to Host Special Reception (Feb. 25th 2pm-4pm, Hagerstown Aircraft Services)
(February, 2007)
Donation of Three Additional Historic Aircraft To Be Announced!

New improvements take off at Hagerstown Regional Airport
(December 30, 2006)
Featured in the Waynesboro Record Herald

Hagerstown Regional Airport - Constantly Improving for the Aviation Community
AutoPILOT Magazine
Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) may have opened in 1928 but today it has 21st century attitudes.

Airview Rd Access Closing
(November 7, 2006)
As part of the Airport’s Runway Improvement Program, the Air View Road access to and from US Route 11 will be closed from November 17, 2006 until approximately May 2007.

Last Flyable C-82 In The World Returning Home to Hagerstown, Arrival Expected Sunday
(Hagerstown, MD, October 12, 2006)
The last flyable Fairchild C-82 “Flying Boxcar” took off today, October 12, from Greybull, Wyoming at 12:10pm MDT bound for Hagerstown, Maryland where it was manufactured over sixty years ago.
Also, see History flies in and out of Ottumwa, and Final flight VIDEO.

Annual Hagerstown Fly-In

Just A Few Drops More: TSA Relaxes Liquid Ban
(September 25, 2006)
The Transportation Safety Administration announced Monday that effective September 26, passengers on commercial airliners will once again be able to bring gels and liquids onboard with them... but, as you may expect, there are still some restrictions.

Things Ya Can't Fly With, Part One: Liquid Leads To Pax Pulled From Flight
(September 5, 2006)
Repeat After Me: NO LIQUIDS ALLOWED In Carryon Baggage

Project taking off: Airport runs away with business service
(August 23, 2006)
Hagerstown Regional Airport is trying to shed the perception that its main enterprise is commercial airline service.

Group buys “Flying Boxcar” for Hagerstown museum
Hagerstown Aviation Museum planners landed what they hope will become their biggest attraction when they outbid others Wednesday for a Fairchild C-82 “Flying Boxcar” built in the city in 1945.

(Effective August 15, 2006)

CVB Welcomes C-130 Air Crew at Hagerstown Regional Airport
(August 4, 2006)
The air crew of a Minnesota Air National Guard C-130 visited Hagerstown-Washington County on a training flight. The crew had experienced engine difficulties, and was stranded in Hagerstown for more than a week, as various repairs were made.

Hagerstown Airport Receives Next-Generation Security Scanner
(August 4, 2006)
Hagerstown Regional Airport is among the first airports in the country to receive a Reveal Explosive Detection System (EDS) for checked baggage screening. The Reveal CT-80 machine, which is smaller in size and costs less than half the other EDS machines currently in use at commercial airports nationwide, will augment the other forms of explosives detection equipment already in place at Hagerstown.

Airport Update
News from Hagerstown / Washington County Chamber of Commerce June 2006 issue of Connect.

4th annual Fathers Day Fly–In
(June, 2006)
To take place June 18th at Hagerstown Regional Airport.

AEA Recognizes Hagerstown Aviation Services Inc., Hagerstown, Md. for Training Commitment
(April, 2006)
Among other recipients, Hagerstown Aviation Services Inc. of Hagerstown, MD was presented with the Avionics Training Excellence Award from the Aircraft Electronics Association during the Opening Ceremony of the 49th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show. The Avionics Training Excellence award recognizes AEA members for their total commitment to training as evidenced by participation in AEA–approved training. This year, 64 members were recognized, which is the most ever.


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