1903 Wright Brothers Flyer Solid Sterling Silver Limited Edition No. 199! This raffle will support the ongoing mission of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum in Hagerstown, Maryland. The museum's mission is to preserve the Hagerstown region's 100 years of aviation heritage. The museum owns twenty historic aircraft, 14 of which were built in Hagerstown at Fairchild Aircraft. To accomplish the museum's mission, an open to the public facility is urgently needed to house this large collection of historic aircraft. The funds from this raffle will go toward the creation of this facility.
This raffle will stop accepting entries on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 8 pm EST. Winners will be picked on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8 pm. Winners of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes and notified by email or phone call. We plan to air the drawings on the museum's Facebook page using Facebook live. 2nd PRIZE - 1943 Fairchild PT-19 Flight Experience for TWO
Step back in time and experience a memorable open-cockpit 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 over seventy years ago in Hagerstown, Maryland. The museum will have rides available for the winner during museum events or by appointment. PT-19 rides are located at the Hagerstown Regional Airport. Hagerstown, Maryland. Winner receives TWO PT-19 Flight Experience Gift Certificates! One for you and one for a friend. Open the raffle link to see the 3rd and 4th prizes!
1903 Wright Brothers Flyer Solid Sterling Silver Limited Edition No. 199 was crafted in solid sterling silver with several parts plated in gold. This highly collectible model was made by Paramount Classics in 1977 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first flight in 1978. It is mounted on solid wood base with a thick acrylic cover. The model has a 12" wingspan and has Orville flying and Wilbur waving him on. David McCullough's book "The Wright Brothers" is an added bonus. This prize is valued at $1,500. The winner of this prize can pick it up from the museum in Hagerstown, MD or it can be shipped to the winner.
Step back in time and experience a memorable open-cockpit 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 over seventy years ago in Hagerstown, Maryland. The museum will have rides available for the winner during museum events or by appointment. PT-19 rides are located at the Hagerstown Regional Airport. Hagerstown, Maryland. Winner receives TWO PT-19 Flight Experience Gift Certificates! One for you and one for a friend.
3rd PRIZE - Hagerstown - Remembering Our Aviation Heritage Book & 3DVD Set
The unique and untold story of Hagerstown's aviation past unfolds in this documentary film by Vintage Video Productions of Greencastle, PA. With many never before released images and an extensive collection of rare local film footage, this documentary is sure to peak the interest of Fairchild and Hagerstown aviation enthusiasts everywhere!
It chronicles the effect on Hagerstown of nearly 70 years of aviation manufacturing. The film begins in 1916 with Giuseppi Bellanca and his design of airplanes for the Maryland Pressed Steel Company located on Pope Avenue. Closure of the company led an employee, Lew Reisner to begin the Reisner Aero Service in 1921 that became the Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company when local shoe manufacturer Ammon Kreider joined the company in 1925. The two produced the famous Challenger series of airplanes before being purchased by Sherman Fairchild in 1929.
The Great Depression and the Second World War, secured a permanent bond between the community of Hagerstown and Fairchild that would last over five decades. These five decades saw the production of many memorable aircraft such as the F-24, the PT-19 Trainer, the C-82 Packet, C-119 Flying Boxcar, C-123 and F-27 as well as the last great aircraft to roll out of the factory in Hagerstown: the A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionately named the Warthog.
Hagerstown's connection with aviation does not end with manufacturing, but lives on in the commuter airline business that still serves it to this day. The Hagerstown Commuter started by native son Richard (Dick) Henson in 1962 went on to transform the industry, becoming the Allegheny Commuter and then the Henson Piedmont Regional Airline.
Dedicated to the preservation of Hagerstown's aviation heritage, this film presents a vital piece of our community's history, and commemorates the hard work and dedication of the many thousands who worked in it and lived it.
The companion book of the same title will be included in this prize.
4th PRIZE - Hagerstown During World War II Book
"Hagerstown During World War II - Images of the Maryland Homefront". With over 370 pages and over 650 images this book will take you on a nostalgic journey to meet the people, tour the workplaces and experience life in Hagerstown During World War II. This book showcases major industries, civil defense, fund drives, education, transportation and so much more. Fairchild Aircraft and the Hagerstown System are highlighted showing the many companies that helped build the PT-19 Trainer aircraft.