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St. Mary’s to hold Aviation Day at Governmental Center in Leonardtown

By: David M. Higgins II

Leonardtown, MD- National Aviation Day is Tuesday, July 30, 2019, and the St. Mary’s County Commissioners have invited the public to a special event recognizing it at the Governmental Center in Leonardtown.

National Aviation Day was first proclaimed in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a way to celebrate the history and innovation of the aviation industry in the United States.

Representatives from the University of Maryland AIRtec, and St. Mary’s Regional Airport will be on hand to give details and information on all the aircraft on display.

An event featured this year will be the University of Maryland UAS Test Site team. They will do a demonstration of the unmanned aircraft and also allow attendees to view its operations center, which will be on-site. The fully contained operations center is where the ground support and monitoring if the UAS’s takes place during flight. There will also be free balsa wood planes for kids, courtesy of S. Hunt Aero, LLC.

The event is free of charge and will be at 23115 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown, MD beginning at 11:30 a.m.