Public Invited to Attend Star-Spangled Aircraft Display and Festival in Southeast Baltimore County
Baltimore (June 7) - Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, the Baltimore County Council, and the Maryland Aviation Administration are pleased to invite the public to attend the Star-Spangled Aircraft Display and Festival at Martin State Airport, 701 Wilson Point Road, in Middle River. The two-day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17. Admission to the festival and parking at the Lockheed Martin lot on Eastern Boulevard with shuttle service is free.
The aircraft display is an integral part of “Star-Spangled Sailabration” – the series of events in the Baltimore region that kick off the War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration in Maryland. Visitors to Martin State Airport will see a variety of aircraft on “static” display, including modern planes from the U.S. Navy, Maryland Air National Guard, and U.S. Coast Guard, as well as vintage aircraft held by the Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum. Aircraft to be on display include the FA-18, E-2c Hawkeye, and A-10 Thunderbolt.
The airport will be the take-off and landing area for all aircraft participating in the air show that will feature flight maneuvers over the waters of Fort McHenry. (The maneuvers over Fort McHenry will not be visible from Martin airport.) The Blue Angels, the U. S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, will be headlining the air show. The Blues (weather permitting) will be available at the airport for autographs in the afternoon at the conclusion of their flight routine.
The open house and festival area at Martin State Airport will feature a variety of fun and refreshing summertime fare, historical exhibitors associated with Baltimore County’s War of 1812 heritage, armed forces recruiters and displays, a sophisticated Navy flight simulator, model aircraft exhibits, and merchandise. In addition, the Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum will have a display tent outdoors and direct visitors to its captivating museum space inside the airport.
About Star-Spangled Sailabration
Star-Spangled Sailabration is the national launch of the War of 1812 bicentennial. An international maritime and air festival in the Baltimore region and the Chesapeake Bay, this week-long event will feature dozens of tall ships and naval warships; the premiere of a new symphonic work; and the Star-Spangled Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. To learn more, visit www.starspangled200.com. Star-Spangled Sailabration is presented by Star-Spangled 200 Inc., the U.S. Navy and Operation Sail Inc. in partnership with the city of Baltimore, the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Baltimore County, the Maryland Aviation Museum, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, the Maryland Office of Tourism Development, Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, Sail Baltimore, and Visit Baltimore. Star-Spangled 200 is presented by AT&T. Founding partners to date include Constellation Energy and Papa John's Pizza.
Note to Editors: Jay Doyle can provide images of the Blue Angels as well as 1812-themed art.