Image of Aviation: Fairchild Aircraft
(Arcadia Publishing, 2007)
By Frank and Suanne Woodring
In 1929, when aviation entrepreneur Sherman M. Fairchild bought controlling interest in a small Hagerstown aircraft business, no one envisioned the changes in store for the Hub City and the future of aviation. It was the passionate pride of Fairchild workers that inspired the publishers of the Maryland Cracker Barrel magazine to pull together this remarkably detailed history — including 232 images, most by Fairchild’s staff photographers — of the company’s glory years.
Access to Fairchild’s publications and interviews with former employees gave the Woodrings “a working handle” on aviation terminology. The couple hopes the book is “a tribute to those workers who made the company’s aircraft known throughout the world, and to the tremendous impact Fairchild had on the Tri-State area for more than 50 years.”
Available at Dru’s Books ‘N Things in Waynesboro, Pa., online at www.arcadiapublishing.com and www.amazon.com, and from the authors at 301-582-3885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.