2020 IN THE NEWS (Pre-Event)
Defense & Aerospace Report – Preparing for Massive DC Fly Over on 75th Anniversary of End of WW2 (Video/News Article)
Aero-News Network – The Skies Will Fill, Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII (News Article)
AvGeekery – Arsenal of Democracy Flyover to Honor the end of World War II (News Article)
Aviation Pros – Presenting Sponsor and Honorary Chairs Announced (News Article)
AOPA – Aviation Events in 2020 Honor World War II Veterans (News Article)
Flying Magazine – Commemorative Air Force Marks the End of WWII with Flyover (News Article)
Midwest Flyer – https://midwestflyer.com/?p=13638
Millennium Magazine- Military Aviation Museum’s Warbirds Take Part in Second Arsenal of Democracy Flight (News Article)
Washington Examiner – https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/president-trump-loves-the-military-just-not-its-leaders-according-to-woodwards-book
Aviation Pros – https://www.aviationpros.com/education-training/trade-associations-events/press-release/21153490/commemorative-air-force-caf-historic-aircraft-to-fill-the-skies-over-washington-dc-commemorating-75th-anniversary-of-the-end-of-world-war-ii
Warbird News – http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/caf-to-send-iconic-warbirds-for-arsenal-of-democracy-flyover.html
Air and Space Magazine – https://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/75th-anniversary-victory-world-war-ii-180974410/
Warbird News – http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/arsenal-of-democracy-flyover-washington-dc-area-september-25th-2020.html
General Aviation News – https://generalaviationnews.com/2020/09/11/historic-aircraft-to-fill-the-skies-over-washington-d-c/
2020 IN THE NEWS (Post-Event)
2020 PRESS RELEASES
08/03/2020 – PRESS RELEASE: Aerial Tributes Commemorating 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII to Proceed
04/22/2020 – PRESS RELEASE: Arsenal of Democracy to Premiere V-E Day 75th Anniversary Video Tribute
03/18/2020 – PRESS RELEASE: Arsenal of Democracy Flyover and Events Rescheduled
02/18/2020 – PRESS RELEASE: Arsenal of Democracy Victory Gala Tickets Now On Sale
01/07/2019 – PRESS RELEASE: Second Arsenal of Democracy to Take Flight Over Washington, DC on May 8, 2020
12/07/2019 – PRESS RELEASE: WWII Commemoration Committee Launches Public Fundraising Campaign For End of War Commemorative Events
2015 PRESS RELEASES
05/05/2015 – PRESS RELEASE – WWII Flyover to Bring History, Excitement to Washington, DC This Week- Click on Arsenal of Democracy Flyover to Bring History Excitement to Washington DC This Week 5-5-2015 to download the full press release
05/01/2015 – PRESS RELEASE -Historic WWII Flyover to be Streamed Live on May 8. Click on Arsenal of Democracy Flyover Live Webcast Announcement 5-1-2015 to download the full press release.
04/24/2015 – PRESS RELEASE – Historic WWII Flyover in DC Two Weeks Away. Click on Arsenal of Democracy Flyover Interest Grows 4-24-2015 to download the full press release.
04/15/2015 – PRESS RELEASE – Arsenal of Democracy Flyover Announces Prime Media Coverage Locations for May 8 Flyover. Click on Media Location Press Release 4-15-2015 to download the full press release
03/31/2015 – PRESS RELEASE -Arsenal of Democracy Flyover Organizers Outline Event Plans Click Arsenal of Democracy Flyover Organizers Outline Event Plans Letterhead first page only to download the full press release.
03/19/2015 – PRESS RELEASE – Arsenal of Democracy Flyover Receives Significant FAA Approvals to Proceed – Click on Arsenal of Democracy FAA Approvals Press Release to download the full press release.
03/17/2015 – PRESS RELEASE – Arsenal of Democracy Flyover to Conduct Rescheduled Single-Aircraft Practice Flight over Washington, D.C. on March 18 – Click on March 18 Practice Flight Press Release to download the full press release.
02/04/2015 – PRESS RELEASE – Honoring our Nation’s Greatest Generation: Arsenal of Democracy Aircraft to Take Flight over DC on the 70th Anniversary of VE Day – Click on Press Release 2-4-2015 to download the full press release.
2015 – IN THE NEWS
The Washington Post: WWII aircraft to penetrate D.C. airspace next month to mark war’s end. Click HERE.
Washington Examiner: Pilots prepare for historic WWII flyover of Mall – Click HERE.
Air & Space Smithsonian: A History of WW2 in 25 Airplanes – Click HERE.
MilitaryTimes.com: U.S. Capitol flyover marks 70th anniversary of V-E Day – Click HERE.
USA Today: Vintage planes to mark VE Day with capital flyover – Click HERE.
WarbirdsNews.com: Mega Flyover Over DC on the 70th Anniversary of VE Day Announced – Click HERE.
USA Today: WWII planes to paint D.C. skies for VE Day on May 8 – Click HERE.
Yahoo News: Flyover in Washington to commemorate WWII victory – Click HERE.
The Washingtonian: One of the Largest Gatherings of Vintage Warplanes Since World War II Is Coming to DC – Click HERE.
The Patch: FAA OKs Mega Flyover of National Mall on VE Day Anniversary – Click HERE.
Aircraft listed have agreed to participate, but due to factors such as weather or mechanical issues, participating aircraft are subject to change without notice.
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