The planes will fly in 15 formations, in historical sequence, representing battles from the Pearl Harbor era to Midway, D-Day and Iwo Jima, organizers say. The final flyover will involve a missing-man formation. Flyovers will last from 90 seconds to two minutes, and will be at an altitude of at least 1,000 feet, flying west to east along Independence Avenue on the south side of the Mall.
In addition to the Mall, some good spots to watch the flyover are Hains Point; Rosslyn, Virginia; and anywhere along the Potomac River, organizers say.
The first plane should be visible along the National Mall around 12:10 p.m., and it will end at about 12:50 p.m. Reagan National Airport will be closed to commercial traffic from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. to accommodate the flyover.