WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. military’s Air Combat Command will be conducting a flyover in the D.C. area on Friday at 1 p.m. The flyover will include four T-38 aircraft.
The Air Combat Command, part of the U.S. Air Force, is offering residents the advance notice unlike a month ago when the military conducted a flyover without warning that rattled windows and nerves.
In April, two F-22 Raptors flew over downtown D.C. shortly after 11 a.m. to celebrate the opening of the National World War I Memorial. Residents were not alerted beforehand by the Department of the Defense about the flyover.
D.C. residents went on social media to let leaders know they were caught off guard and that the flyover shook their windows and caused car alarms to start blaring.
Politico transportation reporter Sam Mintz tweeted, “Still think it’s bizarre to send low-flying military planes over residential neighborhoods with little warning for … celebrations? In cities like NYC and DC where people have every reason to believe they could be the target of attacks via plane.”