HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — With business surging among government contractors at Hagerstown Regional Airport, a strong push has started to build a federally certified aircraft maintenance technician school in the area.
The school not only would benefit aircraft companies throughout the area, but could lead to high-paying careers for skilled factory workers left jobless by the recession, other residents and even returning veterans, an airport official said.
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"Gobs of work" in Washington County leads to a strong push to open the school by fall of 2010.
Three western Maryland airports have received more than $17 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants for airport improvements, the state's two U.S. senators said Thursday.
Four pilots of antique airplanes were escorted out of no-fly area at benefit for the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Hagerstown Aviation Museum.