Air Force Memorial — WWII vintage fly-over

This is very cool.

WASHINGTON, D.C. ā€“ First he waited for President Bush aboard Air Force One to clear the runway.

Then the 85-year-old pilot throttled forward for a ride few will ever take. In a plane few will ever pilot.

For the next 10 minutes, “The General” owned the airspace over Washington, D.C.

At 1:15 p.m., he dropped his vintage B-17 bomber from 1,000 feet to 400 feet, barely skimming the city’s famed cherry blossoms.

Also in the formation was a P-51 Mustang and a P-40 Kittyhawk.

News: D.C. halts air traffic for old fashioned fly-by | war, force, air, pilot, flying –

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