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WWII-Era Military Planes to Fly Over Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery Friday

Look up at the sky on your lunch break.

Two North American T-6 Texans. Photograph by Imfoto/

As a part of the Culpeper Air Festival, around 30 World War II-era war planes will fly over the Potomac River and a few Washington landmarks around 12:00 Friday.* The flight, honoring disabled veterans, will take off from Culpeper Regional Airport at noon and eventually make its way up the Potomac, passing over the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery.

The planes, North American T-6 Texans, were first built in the 1930s and became popular training aircrafts for the US military during the ’50s and ’60s. Spectators will be able to see the flight from Arlington and Alexandria, according to the event website.

Tweet us photos @washingtonian if you catch a glimpse of the flight.

*This post has been updated from a previous version.

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