WWII plane flyover canceled, holds ‘video tribute’ instead

The Arsenal of Democracy Flyover rescheduled for Saturday morning over the National Mall, after being postponed Friday, has now been canceled.

According to a statement on the group’s Facebook page: “Unfortunately the weather is not going to safely allow the aircraft to fly today through Washington DC airspace. Since our authorization to fly through that restricted airspace will expire today, we won’t be able to reschedule the flying portion of the program.”

The group will instead present “a video tribute including the rarest WWII aircraft and interviews with veterans participating in the Arsenal of Democracy” on its YouTube and Facebook pages at 10 a.m. Saturday.

You can watch the 10 a.m. presentation below.

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Matt Small

Matt joined WTOP News at the start of 2020, after contributing to Washington’s top news outlet as an Associated Press journalist for nearly 18 years.

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