Frederick Army Air Field Invites the Public to Open Hangar Day

- Jump school students grabbed their gear and hit the air to demonstrate their parachuting skills at the Frederick Army Air Field this morning.

The Frederick Regional Airport has been hosting Open Hangar Days for nearly nine years.

The public is always encouraged to come out and learn all there is to know about the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team.

Members of the team traveled to Normandy, France in early June to take part in the 70th anniversary of the D-day Allied invasion.

The team joined forces with the European based Round Canopy Parachute Team as well as other teams to jump for five consecutive days in original drop zones that were once used by WWII paratroopers to spearhead the Allied invasion in France.

The Air Field hopes that days like today educate people about why they do what they do.

"It was important that we carry on that legacy, educate a public that isn't familiar with what happened in the pacific or in Europe," Lt. Col. Dan Cuttings says.  

Open Hanger Day concluded with a ceremony to recognize the jump school students as they were given their wings.

Cuttings says this year's jump school class is one of the biggest they've had yet.

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