See unique aircraft, flown in for one day only, at this annual event at the Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.


Saturday, June 17, 2023

At the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia
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About the Event

Explore the engineering and design innovations that have taken place during the last century of flight. Talk with pilots of vintage and modern aircraft, on display outside the Museum for one day only. 

Inclement Weather Policy

If there is inclement weather, it may not be possible for the aircraft to reach the Museum, in which case the event will be cancelled. Depending on weather forecast, the event could be cancelled as late as Saturday morning.

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Arrival Tips

Innovations in Flight is one of our most popular annual events.  Please be aware of high-volume attendance and allow for additional time for parking and security screening. In the unlikely event that the parking lot is full, we will temporarily close the parking lot until enough cars have departed. If the parking lot is closed, we will post on the Museum's Twitter when it closes and reopens.