Discovery Station Receives Donated PT-19 Model

Discovery Station Receives Donated PT-19 Model

Jack Garrott, a retired Hagerstown businessman and architect, recently donated his handmade Fairchild PT-19 flying model airplane to Discovery Station. Garrott spent hundreds of hours over four years building the model. It is a 1/4-scale exact replica of the Fairchild-built plane that was used to train Army combat pilots during World War II. About 6,000 PT-19s were built for the Army in the early 1940s. More than 5,000 of those were built in Hagerstown. Garrott flew the PT-19 in World War II. After building the remote-controlled PT-19 model at his summer home in Florida and flying it once, he decided to donate it to the museum. The PT-19 now is on permanent display. Although it belongs to Discovery Station, it is being displayed in the Hagerstown Aviation Museum's showroom.

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