Air Force flyovers planned over DC base

WASHINGTON — Low-flying aircraft over the D.C. area Wednesday night were part of a military flyover, and residents may see — and hear — the aircraft again Thursday evening, officials said.

The military flyovers began Wednesday night, as part of a dress rehearsal for a performance to celebrate the 69th birthday of the Air Force, known as the U.S. Air Force Tattoo.

The final in-air performance — which will include five military aircraft flyovers, including an F-16 formation — is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday over Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Southwest D.C.

WTOP’s Mitchell Miller contributed to this report. 

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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