Before the race car engines roar to life for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, the roar of airplanes will greet fans.
The first flyover will be a two ship formation of a Douglas SBD-5 and a P-51 Mustang. Both aircraft are from the Commemorative Air Force.
The second flyover will be a four ship of F/A-18 Hornets and E/A-18G Growlers from VFA-81 and VAQ-139. VFA-81 is based at NAS Oceana while VAQ-139 is home based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington State.
IMS President J. Douglas Boles said in a press release that, “This year’s flyovers will be thrilling, and represent the perfect blend of past and present we’re celebrating at the 100th Running of the Indy 500.”