U.S. Capitol flyover marks 70th anniversary of V-E Day
More than 40 vintage aircraft of World War II will fill the skies over the nation’s capital Friday, May 8, in tribute to the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (V-E) Day.
Fifteen flying formations will form up near Leesburg, Virginia, and follow the Potomac River southeast toward Washington. But unlike the usual “river run” of modern commercial flights into Reagan National Airport, the venerable war birds will bank over the Lincoln Memorial, overflying the National World War II Memorial, head east past the Washington Monument along Independence Avenue, turning south as they pass over the National Air and Space Museum near the Capitol.
The first formation is expected to fly just 1,000 feet over the Lincoln Memorial at about 12:10 p.m.
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