Friday, May 15, 2015

DC Up Close: World War II VE Day Vintage Plane Flyover

One of the best things about living in the DC area is having access to so many unique cultural amenities and events. Last Friday, in honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the Arsenal of Democracy organization staged a unique flyover featuring more than 50 vintage planes from the World War II era.


A big-time plane buff, my husband took the day off so that he and I could head into the city and watch the formations soar above the National Mall. After grabbing lunch at Sweetgreen (best bacon-blue cheese salads ever!), we found a good place to stand and view the hour-long show, which featured various types of planes flown in sequential order based on when they were used during the war. 


B-17 


B-25s 


B-29 


Catalina


P-51s


Missing Man Formation

While we enjoyed watching all of the planes, we especially loved seeing a B-24, the type of aircraft Stephen’s grandfather once flew. 


B-24

What types of cultural events does your city usually host? Do you like witnessing them in person? 

8 comments:

  1. how fun! i love living in a big city just for this purpose--so many cultural events

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    1. Me, too. There's so much incredible history to discover in DC.

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  2. I live in a small town. I really wish it hosted some cultural events.

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    1. If you ever plan to visit DC, let me know! There are so many things to do, and many of the museums are free.

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  3. That is SO cool! You and Stephen are so lucky to have that in your area and it must have been extra cool to see a plane flown by his grandpa!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    1. It was! I am so grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities we have had here.

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  4. this is totally cook...my son would have loved this! and i couldn't agree more about cultural events in DC!

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    1. Yeah, we saw a lot of people there with kids! There are so many wonderful events and museums here in DC that can help them appreciate history.

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