Middle River will be in the forefront next week as the state continues to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
As part of the celebration, Martin State Airport will host the Star-Spangled Aircraft Display and Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16-17. Headlining the festival will be the famed , who will take off from and land at the airport those two days as part of the “Star-Spangled Sailabration" air show to take place over Fort McHenry.
According to a news release, admission to the festival at Martin State Airport is free.
A variety of modern and vintage aircraft are expected to be on display. This includes planes from the U.S. Navy, Maryland Air National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard. Also, the will have its FA-18, E-2c Hawkeye, and A-10 Thunderbolt on display, the release continued.
Visit Baltimore spokeswoman Sara Warfield said it’s important for visitors to the airport to remember that they won’t be able to see the air show from Middle River and recommends that anyone wishing to get an up close look at the aircraft on the ground to get there before 1 p.m.
Warfield said, weather permitting, the Blue Angels will be available for photos and autographs following their return to Martin State Airport, which is expected to be about 4 p.m. each day.
Maryland Aviation Museum executive director Bob Byrnes said the festival, which—according to a news release—will also include historical displays, a Navy flight simulator and model aircraft exhibits, comes at a perfect time for the museum.
The festival also coincides with the
The planned Blue Angels visit comes just weeks after the Commemorative Air Force into Middle River.
“These are exciting times for us,” Byrnes told Patch recently. “There are amazing opportunities for people to learn about the museum and the community’s aviation heritage.”