Planes rely on lights to guide them onto the runway, and while they are normally repaired quickly, a government shutdown means those type of fixes could be delayed.
United will start rolling out the redesigned cabins on international flights starting in December.
The WWII era aircraft will launch from Culpeper Regional Airport and soar in formation down the Potomac River.
A $22 device caused quite the kerfuffle on a United Airlines flight earlier this week and its inventor is defending it.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.