National Mall

Flyover of World War II Planes Canceled for Friday

Flyover was expected about 11:30 a.m. over the National Mall

Arsenal for Democracy

Dozens of World War II aircraft were set to fly over Washington, D.C., on Friday to commemorate 75 years since the war ended, but the flights were called off about an hour beforehand due to weather.

The flyovers were expected around the National Mall at 11:30 a.m. The group planning the event, Arsenal of Democracy Flyover, said on Facebook they will try again Saturday at the same time.

Go here to read updates about Saturday's planned flyover.

"Well, we tried, but we never got the weather visibility we needed for the #ww2flyover so today’s flight is off," the group posted on Facebook.

The flights were set to begin over the Lincoln Memorial, go north to south down the Potomac River then east along Independence Avenue and over the National Mall.

World War II planes were set to fly over the National Mall (Arsenal for Democracy)

Whenever the flyover does happen, you can look to the skies to see P-40 Warhawk, P-39 Airacobra, P-51 Mustang, B-29 Superfortress and more vintage planes soaring overhead. In two-minute intervals, the planes will fly in formations that honor major battles of World War II, from the Battle of Britain to the final assault on Japan.

The final formation will be a missing man tribute.

You can also watch the flyovers at

"Stay tuned for announcements in the morning" on Saturday," the group said on Facebook. "When we know, you’ll know! Keep your fingers crossed."

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