CULPEPER-VA –Culpeper Air Fest will serve as a home base on Friday-October 10 for the ground-breaking Potomac Flight, a unique flyover of Washington D.C.'s greatest landmarks including the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. This once-in-a-lifetime flight will feature the North American T-6 Texans - a 2 seat aircraft used as the advanced trainer for World War II pilots. Designed by North American Aviation, Inc., and first flown in 1938, the "Texan" quickly became the most popular trainer aircraft for the U.S. Military in the 1940's and 1950's. Over 15,000 "Texans" were built between 1938 and 1947, and approximately 400 are still flying today. On October 10 approximately thirty of these "Texans" will launch from Culpeper Regional Airport and will soar in formation down the Potomac River. The flyover in the skies over the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery will be in honor of Disabled American Veterans as a visible and fitting tribute to the services and sacrifices veterans have made for our freedom. This ceremonial formation flight will be visible from Alexandria, Arlington and Rosslyn, VA. An extremely limited number of opportunities to fly in the formation are available to event sponsors. For more information please call 703-431-9611 or email PotomacFlight@CulpeperAirFest.com.
WHEN:Friday, October 10, 2014 ~12:30pm (actual flyover time is subject to change)
WHERE: Airspace over the D.C. Area- Down the Potomac River - over Pentagon & Arlington National Cemetery
MEDIA DAY: Wednesday, October 8, 2014: 11:30-3:30pm (Appointments Recommended- Contact Kerry@airsupport.com). To be hosted at Culpeper Regional Airport, 12517 -Beverly Ford Rd, Brandy Station, VA 22714
The Potomac Flight of the Texan will culminate with the15th annual Culpeper Air Fest airshow on Saturday, Oct 11, 2014. The Culpeper Air Festis free to the public. Be sure to check the Culpeper Air Fest website (Culpeperairfest.com) regularly for updated news and attractions. Fans can follow the Air Fest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (#CulpeperAirFest, #PotomacFlight).
Saturday, October 10, 2014 Approx. 12:30PM Time & Date subject to Weather
-Visible Over the Skies of the D.C. area
- Starting from:
Culpeper Regional Airport (KCJR) 12517 Beverly Ford Road Brandy Station, VA 22714
About Culpeper Air Fest Foundation The Culpeper Air Fest is funded by the Culpeper Air Fest Foundation - a 501c(3) non-profit charitable organization chartered to promote aviation education, awareness and support in Culpeper. Support the Air Fest today by donating.
About DAV The 1.3 million-member Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932, represents this nation's disabled veterans. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. More information about DAV can be found atwww.DAV.org.