Fog, High Winds Ground Airborne Activity at Hangar Days

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The fog, cold temperatures and high winds led to the cancelation of some airborne events at Hangar Days at Frederick Army Air Force Hangar on Saturday. 

One of the main events of the bi-annual Hangar Days is the jump school students demonstrating their parachuting skills. Some of those students did not get their wings because of the dreary weather conditions. However, the hangar still opened their doors to the public for gatherings and displays of old World War II equipment. 

“And every veteran that comes aboard to see their actions and they walk up to the plane…. Some will tuck their head down. Some will be all smiles. Some will break out into tears,” David Arber, ‘Greatest Generation Aircraft’ pilot said. 

The old aircrafts – reminiscent for some – but educational and hopefully informative for others. 

“To keep history alive and that’s why we have a passion for this and that’s why we keep flying this plane to educate people that didn’t exist at the time — that the era it was in — So that’s what we’re doing nowadays,” Arber said. 
 
“And that’s all we expect you young people to do — is remember what it costs to maintain freedom and be prepared to meet it when it is your turn,” Vincent J. Speranza, World War II Veteran, said.  

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