FAQ

General Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and additional information will be added frequently.  Please check back often to see the exciting details.

I Want to Participate
The general public is welcome to watch the WWII Flyover on Friday, May 8, 2015. There are countless vantage points along the flight path. The World War II Memorial will be holding a private, invitation-only ceremony beginning at 10 a.m.  EDT on Friday, May 8, 2015.

I Want to Volunteer
Given the security and limited opportunities to volunteer at the WWII Flyover, we are not anticipating that we will be recruiting additional assistance. However, if you would like to submit your name, please send an email to ww2flyover@manessgroup.com and note VOLUNTEER in the subject line.

I have an airplane I would like to put in the Flyover
The formations for the WWII Flyover are complete. We cannot use any additional aircraft for this event.

I would like to ride in the Flyover.
There is no opportunity to ride in the Flyover.

Best Place to Watch
The best places to watch would be a location with a clear shot of the airspace without interference from buildings or trees. Please refer to the Route Map for the flight path.

Victory Gala Info
The Victory Gala is being held on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the National Air and Space Museum.  This is a private event for sponsors and no tickets will be available at the door. All guests must be pre-registered. For additional information, please contact ww2flyover@manessgroup.com.

I have a WWII Vet Who Wants to Attend
Unfortunately, given the vast scope and physical span of the WWII Flyover, we cannot offer special accommodations for guests wishing to participate. The Flyover will be on display for everyone in the viewing area. The Friends of the National World War II Memorial and the National Park Service will co-host a very special V-E Day 70th Anniversary Commemoration on May 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the WWII Memorial. RSVP HERE.

Time/Route of Flyover
The Formations are scheduled to begin over the Lincoln Memorial at approximately 12:10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, May 8, 2015. The airplanes will fly North to South down the Potomac River and come across at the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol. Please refer to the Route Map for more details. The Flyover will be in the Washington, D.C. airspace for approximately 40 minutes.

Where to See Planes on the Ground
An assortment of planes will be on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  EDT. The Center is located at 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway in Chantilly, Virginia

I Have a Club that Wants to Help
Given the security and limited opportunities to volunteer at the WWII Flyover, we are not anticipating that we will be recruiting additional assistance. However, if you would like to submit your name, please send an email to ww2flyover@manessgroup.com and note VOLUNTEER in the subject line.

Offers of Services or Memorabilia
We do not anticipate utilizing World War II artifacts or memorabilia in conjunction with the Flyover. If you have something that you would like to be considered, please send an email to ww2flyover@manessgroup.com and note MEMORABILIA in the subject line.

Press Inquiries/Free Lance Photographers
We encourage all members of the media and independent photographers to register Here for the most updated information.

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Q: How many aircraft will participate?
A: There will be a wide assortment of airplanes in the 15 formations that comprise the WWII Flyover.  The exact number is subject to change based on fundraising and availability.
Q: Will there be a public display of aircraft during the Flyover?
A: Check back for information on public displays.  Plans are underway.
Q: Where will the aircraft be flying out of?
A:  The aircraft will fly out of Culpeper Regional Airport (CJR) 12517 Beverly Ford Road, Brandy Station, VA 22714 and Manassas Regional Airport (MNZ) 10600 Harry J Parrish Boulevard, Manassas, VA 20110.
Q: Where is the best place to watch the Flyover?
A:  Anywhere along the mall from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington monument.
Q: Will there be a narration of the event?
A:  Plans call for the narration to be broadcast at the National World War II Memorial and selected areas along the Mall.  In addition, we have plans for a live broadcast accessible via your smart phone or electronic device.  Check back for details.
Q: Is there a rain date?
A:  The rain date will be Saturday, May 9th.
Q: Will people be able to ride in the aircraft?
A: Selected aircraft will be offering rides at Manassas Regional Airport beginning Saturday, May 2 through Sunday, May 10.  There are no opportunities to ride in the Victory Capitol Flyover.
Q: At what altitude with the Formations fly?
A: The Formations will fly over Washington, D.C. at 1,000 feet

Click HERE for the Spotter cards for the flyover  

For Flyover, Schedule and Route click HERE.

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