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Posted on: May 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Air Force to Salute COVID-19 First Responders in Idaho with Flyover


The service members, civilians, and families of the Idaho military community will show their appreciation for the sacrifices made by all the essential workers fighting COVID-19 with a flyover tribute dedicated to those on the front line during the pandemic. 

“I am pleased to announce the 366th Fighter Wing and 124th Fighter Wing will be conducting a special joint flyover over your city and local hospital on Friday morning, May 15, to honor Idaho’s front line COVID-19 first responders and everyone staying at home to “flatten the curve” of the virus,” said Richard Goodman, Colonel USAF. “Our flyover formation will consist of four aircraft including two F-15s from Mountain Home Air Force Base and two A-10 Thunderbolts from Gowen Field. The entire flight path will include the cities of Caldwell, Nampa, Meridian, Boise, Mountain Home, Ketchum, Sun Valley, Hailey, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Twin Falls.”

Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve personnel are all working together to accomplish this salute, demonstrating the close relationships we share.

The flyover is intended to provide a salute to all the healthcare professionals, frontline responders, and essential personnel working to keep everyone safe and healthy during these unique times. The flyover also provides essential training to the aircrew and demonstrates the readiness of the Air Force.

Residents along these flight paths should expect a few seconds of jet noise as the aircraft pass overhead and will be able to see the flyover from the safety of their homes. Residents should follow all social distancing guidelines during this event and refrain gathering in large groups to view the flyover.

The United States Air Force encourages viewers to tag them on Facebook and Instagram @mhafb_gunfighters in photos and videos of the formation. Use the hashtags #AimHigh #AirForceSalutes, #FlyoverFriday and #TwinFallsTogether

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