Flying in Hagerstown, MD


My job sends me to lots of interesting places, and I have spent a week or so over the last month in Maryland. One of the guys I was working with up there is a pilot and owns a very nicely maintened Cessna 150. Gosh, it's been awhile since I've been in a Cessna 150. Joe was kind enough to take me up for awhile, and here are photographs of that adventure.

Maryland is a beautiful area in which to fly, but be careful of airspace! Hagerstown is within spitting distances of the TFRs for Camp David, so there's some potential excitement there.


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Army (?) plane sitting on the field at Hagerstown. No idea what this is, really.
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Not really sure what this is, either. The sign underneath says that someone or another donated to the local EAA chapter. This was just sitting in a corner of the field.
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Joe's C-150. It had just gotten finished with its annual inspection, actually.
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Contrary to this sticker, the airplane doesn't have any sort of nitrous modifications. Joe's son is into cars in a big way - the Cessna shares the hangar with a fairly heavily modified Honda S-2000.
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Heading south to fly over the Antietam battlefield.
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Downtown (?) Hagerstown. I think this is pretty close to the center of town.
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More Hagerstown.
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Maryland Correctional Training Center - this is where I was working the week I was up here.
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Another view - the main gate is towards the left of the picture, and guard towers can be seen around the perimeter.
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This is the prison that's right across the road from MCTC. I don't know what it's called, but the main building (left side of the picture) was actually built in the 1930's, I believe.

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