The 58 Aircraft set to dazzle Washington crowds | Airlines

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In the United States (US), a spectacular display featuring 58 aircraft is to fly over the skies of the nation’s capital, Washington DC, celebrating the story of General Aviation.

Crowds gathered in Washington DC will see aircraft spanning 15 different chapters of US aviation history as planes and helicopters fly an 88-mile route, beginning at Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) on May 11, 2024, at 11:30 local time.

The show-stopping event has been organized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), which will also be celebrating its 80th anniversary on the same day.

Dubbed the ‘National Celebration of General Aviation’, the display will culminate in a flyover that passes the National Mall from noon to 13:00.

David Tulis / AOPA

As the 58 aircraft make their journey, they will flyover the Potomac River, above the Lincoln Memorial, down Independence Avenue, and past the Washington Monument.

The event will take place over one of Washington’s most restricted flight zones. As a result, it will see Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) closed for 60 minutes and FDK for two hours.

And if you can’t be there in person, a live stream of the flyover will be beamed around the world from 11:45 on AOPA’s YouTube channel – @flywithaopa.

“Heads up! Be aware that Saturday, 5/11, around noon, 60 planes representing the history of general aviation will fly down the…”


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