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A plane takes off during from Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover that is taking place on Friday.

A plane takes off during from Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover that is taking place on Friday. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A plane takes off during from Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover that is taking place on Friday.

A plane takes off during from Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover that is taking place on Friday. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A flight suit hangs off the wing of a plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A flight suit hangs off the wing of a plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A pilot flies above the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyove.

A pilot flies above the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyove. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A pilot smiles after landing his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World WA maar II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A pilot smiles after landing his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World WA maar II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Brad Lang checks his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. Lang's father was a Tuskegee Airman at the end of World War II.

Brad Lang checks his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. Lang's father was a Tuskegee Airman at the end of World War II. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A member of the Texas Flying Legends Museum paints Kilroy Was Here on a plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A member of the Texas Flying Legends Museum paints Kilroy Was Here on a plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Members of the Texas Flying Legends Museum paint stripes on a plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World WA maar II Victory Capitol Flyover.

Members of the Texas Flying Legends Museum paint stripes on a plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World WA maar II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stri)

A vintage plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A vintage plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A member of the Texas Flying Legends Museum paints stripes on a plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A member of the Texas Flying Legends Museum paints stripes on a plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A pilot waves Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Culpeper, Va., after landing his plane at the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A pilot waves Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Culpeper, Va., after landing his plane at the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Inside a World War II era plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

Inside a World War II era plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Inside a World War II era plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

Inside a World War II era plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Munitions inside a World War II era plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

Munitions inside a World War II era plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A plane takes off at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A plane takes off at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Inside a World War II era plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

Inside a World War II era plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Planes at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

Planes at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Two workers take a quick break while waiting for more planes to land at Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, 2015.

Two workers take a quick break while waiting for more planes to land at Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, 2015. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Planes fly above the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

Planes fly above the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A pilot smiles after landing his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A pilot smiles after landing his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A pilot waves to the crowd after landing his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A pilot waves to the crowd after landing his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A pilot lands his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A pilot lands his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A pilot lands his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A pilot lands his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A maintaince worker cleans a plane after it landed at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A maintaince worker cleans a plane after it landed at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A pilot lands his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A pilot lands his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Pilots land their planes at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

Pilots land their planes at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A pilot waves Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Culpeper, Va., after landing his plane at the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A pilot waves Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Culpeper, Va., after landing his plane at the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

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A pilot lands his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World WA maar II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A pilot lands his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World WA maar II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

At the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

At the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A pilot checks his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A pilot checks his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

A pilot lands his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

A pilot lands his plane at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

At the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

At the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Planes at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

Planes at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Planes at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.

Planes at the Culpeper Regional Airport Thursday, May 7, during the preview for the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stri)

CULPEPER, Va. — While the B-17, B-24 and B-29 bombers taking part in Friday's Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover were being shown at the larger Manassas, Va. airport on Thursday, the fighters and other smaller aircraft were on display a few miles away.

A large crowd gathered outside the Culpeper airport to watch World War II era planes from the Texas Flying Legends Museum and the Commemorative Air Force take-off and land.


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