Organizers of the event at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Chamblee said in an emailed announcement that ending early seemed best for "our guests, honored veterans, staff, and the vintage aircraft in attendance."
Light sprinkles of rain and overcast skies Saturday morning gave way to sunshine by the middle part of the day, allowing flights by a B-17 Flying Fortress and replica of the red-tail Mustangs flown by the famed Tuskegee Airmen, a unit of African-American pilots who fought in World War II. The program, which began Friday and ended Saturday, including talks and appearances by surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen.
In addition to the aircraft fly-overs, the event included a movie about the Tuskegee Airmen, marking their 75th anniversary, and a variety of World War II era planes and exhibits. The weekend is organized as an educational event by the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, based in Peachtree City.