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If You Notice a Bunch of Military Planes Flying on Sunday, Don’t Be Alarmed, It’s the British!


Photo by PoPville flickr user Brett Bowers

From a press release:

“WHEN: Sunday, April 15

Aircraft arrival: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.*­­
Programming: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Aircraft departure: 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.*
*Aircraft arrival and departure windows weather-dependent.

WHERE: Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, Va.

The National Air and Space Museum will hold “The Great British Fly-In” April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Royal Air Force (RAF), the oldest air force in the world, the event will feature over a dozen former RAF and other military aircraft, flown in for one day only. Participating aircraft include the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Avro Lancaster, one of only two airworthy Lancasters in existence, and the Collings Foundation’s Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX, a veteran of 116 combat missions. The day will also feature drill displays by The Queen’s Colour Squadron and presentations about the RAF. Full list of participating aircraft and a schedule of presentations and activities is available here.”

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