“Fly-In to Victory Day” – NASM May 9th

The Commemorative Air Force's Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless is one of the aircraft scheduled to participate in the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover of Washington, DC on May 8th. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
The Commemorative Air Force's Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless is one of the aircraft scheduled to participate in the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover of Washington, DC on May 8th. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
The Commemorative Air Force’s Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless (based at the Dixie Wing) is one of the aircraft scheduled to participate in the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover of Washington, DC on May 8th. This aircraft may be among those appearing at the NASM the following day. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

As WarbirdsNews has reported in previous articles (click HERE), there will be a massed flypast of several dozen warbirds over Washington, DC on Friday, May 8th marking the 70th anniversary for the end of WWII. With this many vintage military aircraft gathering in one region though, it seems only sensible that some of them should be on display for the general public to see on the ground. As it happens, the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum is holding just such an event at their Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport in Chantilly, Virginia. Dubbed the “Fly-In to Victory Day”, a number of the WWII-era aircraft participating in the previous day’s “World War II Victory Capitol Flyover” will be on show for all to see on May 9th. The event will take place between 10am and 3pm, and there will be activities for all ages. There are currently no specific details about which aircraft will be present at the event just yet, but WarbirdsNews will endeavor to bring further information to you as soon as it becomes available.

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