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Warbirds Members Encouraged to Sign up for Nationwide Warbird Flight Days

May 28, 2015 - EAA Warbirds of America has partnered with The Spirit of ’45 initiative and its World War II Airpower Legacy Project to recognize and honor those who contributed to the war efforts some 70 years ago. Vintage warbirds will take to the skies over communities across America on the weekend of August 15-16 as part of a nationwide commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.

The project’s goals are 1) to pay tribute to the pivotal role American airpower played in achieving victory in the most destructive war in history, and 2) ensure these historic aircraft are preserved so that they can continue to educate and inspire future generations.

Joining Warbirds of America in this grassroots initiative are the Air Force Association, the Commemorative Air Force, and a growing community of air museums and private collectors.

Owners of WWII aircraft are strongly encouraged to register their plans for participation in August so that they can be included in a map to help publicize their flyovers in August. Other groups are developing plans for similar signature projects to commemorate the 70th anniversary in 2015 that will honor the WWII legacy of the America’s Ground Forces, the Seaborne Services, and the Home Front.

“EAA Warbirds of America is proud to support the Spirit of ’45 Initiative and the Airpower Legacy Project,” said EAA Warbirds of America President Harold Cannon. “We encourage our members to sign up today and fly their warbirds on August 15-16, 2015.”

WW-II veteran pilot Jerry Yellin fully supports the Spirit of ’45 initiative. See his special video message to warbird pilots.

Pilots are encouraged pre-register their warbird aircraft now for the August 15-16 flight days.

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