BRIDGEWATER, Va., May 7, 2015 — On May 8, Dynamic Aviation’s World War II-era aircraft, Miss Virginia, will soar over the U.S. capitol in a commemorative flight marking the 70th anniversary of V-E Day.
As part of the three-day event, Miss Virginia and dozens of other World War II aircraft will fly in historically sequenced formation representing the war’s major battles.
“We are honored to be a part of this event to pay tribute to the brave men and women who gave so much for their country,” said president and CEO Michael Stoltzfus.
Miss Virginia, a military C-47 aircraft, is itself just over 70 years old. Built by Douglas Aircraft Company in 1943, it served in the U.S. Army until the 1950s when it was sent to the National Guard in Oklahoma City. It was later returned to the Army and used as a test platform until 1966.
Dynamic Aviation bought the airplane in 1990 and modified it for Gypsy Moth and Mosquito spraying operations. It remained a working aircraft until 2000 when it was again retired. In 2010 it was meticulously restored by Dynamic Aviation mechanics.
About Dynamic Aviation
Dynamic Aviation is the leading provider of innovative special-mission aviation solutions designed to meet the unique requirements of government and commercial organizations worldwide. The company delivers customized aerial assets and services to support a wide range of customers including national defense, military intelligence, federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit research organizations, and private companies. Dynamic Aviation has the flexibility and resources to deliver world-class aviation solutions that combine mission-modified aircraft, experienced flight crews and comprehensive maintenance services. The company operates a 150,000-square-foot heavy maintenance and modification center, engine shop and privately-owned airport at its headquarters in Bridgewater, Va. Dynamic Aviation employs more than 600 aviation professionals, owns over 140 aircraft and operates from 18 locations in five countries across three continents. For more information, please visit www.dynamicaviation.com.
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