Arsenal of Democracy Flyover, Washington, DC 2020 (POSTPONED TO SEPT 25)

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Post by BruceK » Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:40 pm

n33d4sp33d_85 wrote: Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:09 pm Good news.
The Arsenal of Democracy, Washington D.C. flyover will take place on Friday, September 25, and include over 60 aircraft from across the U.S. and Canada that will fly down the Potomac River across the National Mall in a historic sequence representing the significant battles of World War II.
There are 106 aircraft listed, so some 40 odd have canceled. I expect that number to rise the closer it gets to the flyover.
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Post by Grunt087 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:43 am

Does anyone know where the planes will be taking off from ? Is there a good place to watch from other than the mall ? Thanks.
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Post by Kittyhawk » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:52 pm

Grunt087 wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:43 am Does anyone know where the planes will be taking off from ? Is there a good place to watch from other than the mall ? Thanks.
I assume they will be taking off from Manassas Airport similar to the 4th of July celebrations?

In the past Arsenal of Democracy Flyovers, however, I believe some of the aircraft flew from Culpeper Airport.
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Post by RyanS » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:36 pm

Kittyhawk wrote: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:52 pm
Grunt087 wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:43 am Does anyone know where the planes will be taking off from ? Is there a good place to watch from other than the mall ? Thanks.
I assume they will be taking off from Manassas Airport similar to the 4th of July celebrations?

In the past Arsenal of Democracy Flyovers, however, I believe some of the aircraft flew from Culpeper Airport.
I *believe* the aircraft will be split between those two. Not sure what will be where
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Post by kalamazookid » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:29 am

When this was first announced, the "heavies" were supposed to stage from Manassas and everything else from Culpeper. Not sure if that's still the plan.
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Post by FlyRed » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:51 pm

While the rest of the website seems to have been updated, the participating aircraft section still lists May 8. I believe the CAF heavies are done for the year and there will probably be no Canadian participation (Lanc, Hurri). Hope to see an updated list soon as it still may be worth the trip followed by the 14 day quarantine on return.
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Post by RyanS » Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:12 pm

kalamazookid wrote: Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:29 am When this was first announced, the "heavies" were supposed to stage from Manassas and everything else from Culpeper. Not sure if that's still the plan.
That sounds like what I heard
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Post by FlyRed » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:53 pm

Updated aircraft list:
https://ww2flyover.org/participating-aircraft/

From media email yesterday:
...some aircraft will be at Culpeper Airport and some, including all the heavy bombers, will be at Manassas Airport.
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Post by RyanS » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:28 pm

FlyRed wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:53 pm Updated aircraft list:
https://ww2flyover.org/participating-aircraft/

From media email yesterday:
...some aircraft will be at Culpeper Airport and some, including all the heavy bombers, will be at Manassas Airport.
I saw this list going around the other day, but it was dated March 17, before the dates were shifted. I would be really surprised if this many were still planning to attend and at least one is clearly inaccurate; the C-54 (no longer flyable).

That said, if it turns out to be even mostly true it is a mind blowing gathering of warbirds and I will certainly have to consider going if I can make it there
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Post by kalamazookid » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:20 pm

RyanS wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:28 pm
FlyRed wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:53 pm Updated aircraft list:
https://ww2flyover.org/participating-aircraft/

From media email yesterday:
...some aircraft will be at Culpeper Airport and some, including all the heavy bombers, will be at Manassas Airport.
I saw this list going around the other day, but it was dated March 17, before the dates were shifted. I would be really surprised if this many were still planning to attend and at least one is clearly inaccurate; the C-54 (no longer flyable).

That said, if it turns out to be even mostly true it is a mind blowing gathering of warbirds and I will certainly have to consider going if I can make it there
Yeah, I don't think the Dakota Territory Air Museum Hurricane has flown yet either and the Rod Lewis Mosquito has been sold to a private owner in California. I'm sure it will still be a great collection of warbirds. There are a few making tour stops in Indiana on the way back home that I'm hoping to catch.
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