“a diverse array of World War II aircraft will fly along the National Mall” May 8th – Update Practice Flight Postponed


Update: Tomorrow’s practice flight has been postponed due to weather.

From a press release:

“WHAT: Arsenal of Democracy Flyover Practice Flight
WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 12:10 p.m.
WHERE: Along the National Mall, Washington, D.C.

DETAILS: On March 10, 2015, residents of Washington, D.C., and neighboring counties may observe a twin-engine private aircraft flying in the vicinity of the Potomac River and along the National Mall. This aircraft will be conducting a practice flight to assist with planning for the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, scheduled for May 8, 2015.

The aircraft will depart Manassas Airport and fly to the Leesburg area, then down the Potomac River near the National Mall. It will then fly south until well south of the Washington, D.C. area. The aircraft will be near the National Mall for a few minutes at 12:15 p.m. on March 10. It will be flown by a qualified pilot and will adhere to all Federal Aviation Regulations. This event has been extensively coordinated with the FAA, TSA, and Secret Service, and official authorization has been granted for this flight. Minimum altitude will be 1,000 ft.

About the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover: The Arsenal of Democracy: WWII Victory Capitol Flyover is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 8, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Beginning at approximately 12:10 p.m., a diverse array of World War II aircraft will fly along the National Mall in historically sequenced warbird formations representing the War’s major battles, from Pearl Harbor through the final air assault on Japan, and concluding with a missing man formation to “Taps.” This historic event is being planned to honor the heroes who fought in the Warand those on the home front who produced the tanks, ships, and aircraft that enabled the U.S. and its Allies to achieve victory.”

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