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    Arsenal of Democracy

    On May 8th the 70th anniversary of VE day there will be a large fly over of world war 2 aircraft over Washington.
    It looks to be one of the largest and most diverse fly overs of WWII aircraft.

    http://www.ww2flyover.org
    Overheard on JFK TOWER - S Turns are fine, U-Turns are bad....

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    Wow that awesome!! Hope the weather holds up!! Wonder where they will be flying out of. Multiple airports?

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    Yes, they'll be flying out of both Culpeper Regional Airport (CJR) and Manassas Regional Airport (MNZ) in VA for the flyover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris S View Post
    Yes, they'll be flying out of both Culpeper Regional Airport (CJR) and Manassas Regional Airport (MNZ) in VA for the flyover.
    AAM aircraft participating?

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    Very cool! I may need to get up there for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    AAM aircraft participating?
    Right now it looks like the AAM will be flying their P-47 Thunderbolt "Jacky's Revenge" in the flyover
    You can check the "Flyover Formations" tab on their site for the latest info on aircraft participating.

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    Only going if the Ploesti flyover comes in 30 feet off the deck...if they want to "keep it real"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris S View Post
    Yes, they'll be flying out of both Culpeper Regional Airport (CJR) and Manassas Regional Airport (MNZ) in VA for the flyover.
    The code for Manassas is HEF. Not sure when it changed.

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    I wonder if any gyrocopters will be included in the FlyBy?

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    This is happening NOW if anyone is in the DC area
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/08/politi...all/index.html
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    I was at DC for this flyover. It was great to see so many warbirds showed up in one event. Here are some of my pictures.

    About half of the pictures I took were blurry, out of focus. It was either my skill has deteriorated due to haven't done aviation photography for too long, or the auto-focus in my camera was acting up. Anyhow, better get this problem resolved before the airshow season. :)








































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    wish the pictures could be accompanied with sound.
    Overheard on JFK TOWER - S Turns are fine, U-Turns are bad....

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    You can watch the whole flyover and hear all the sounds on this C-SPAN video link

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?325808-...ersary-flyover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris S View Post
    You can watch the whole flyover and hear all the sounds on this C-SPAN video link
    http://www.c-span.org/video/?325808-...ersary-flyover
    Excellent camera work!! Using multiple camera to catch the action and was that Rob Reider doing the narration?

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