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Cherry Blossom Fly-In

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Cherry Blossom Fly-In
« on: December 03, 2022, 02:38:14 PM »

Event field: KDCA
Date and time: March 18th, 2023 2300-0300z (1900-2300E)

Join the controllers of the Virtual Washington ARTCC as we return to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for the Cherry Blossom Fly-In on March 18th. This yearly event is held during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC between the months of March and April. During this time Washington's cherry blossoms lining the National Mall are in full bloom and tourists from around the country come for the beautiful scenery and events.

The trees trace their roots back to 1912 when Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki donated them to the city of Washington DC as a sign of friendship. These trees were planted around the tidal basin off the National Mall and a festival in celebration of the trees was begun in 1934.

Washington National is the preferred domestic airport for commuters and tourists alike for travel, to the Washington Metro Area. The airport is only 3 miles south of the National Mall and due to this, features a variety of scenic and unique approaches/departures for aircraft departing or arriving at the airport. It features a variety of flights from North American flights ranging from regional to transcontinental. We hope there is a flight for everyone and we look forward to seeing you there.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2023, 08:21:28 PM by Junzhe Yan »