Wings Over Washington

In more innocent times, it was okay to buzz the Capitol.

(Library of Congress)

Lincoln Beachey

(Library of Congress)

A crowd awaits Lincoln Beachey near the Capitol's eastern steps in 1913. A well known daredevil airman, Beachey had flown a route along the National Mall and around Capitol Hill to demonstrate a specially-built Curtiss airplane proposed for the U.S. Army.

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