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Airmen Scheduled to Honor Covid-19 Frontline Workers in Flight Over WNY

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A formation of Western New York & New England-based U.S. Air Force aircraft are scheduled to flyover WNY on May 12, 2020, starting at 11:45 a.m.

Following routine training operations, a KC-135 from the 914 ARW at NFARS and F-35s from the Vermont Air National Guard will honor all of those working on the front lines during the Covid-19 crisis.

The 914 ARW commander, Col. Brian Burr, says this flyover isa tribute to the heroes of Western New York battling the pandemic.

“On behalf of a grateful Air Force, thank you to all health careworkers, essential personnel and emergency responders across Western New York,”says Burr. “Your selfless service to our community is a testament to the toughness this area of our country is known for. As we fly over, know that west and united with you.”

The flyover is directly following required aerial refueling training operations for the two wings. The formation is scheduled to start at 11:45 a.m.over Eastern Niagara Hospital followed by Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Niagara Falls International Airport, DeGraff Memorial Hospital, University at Buffalo,Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo General Medical Center, Erie County Medical Center& Sisters of Charity Hospital, VA Western New York Healthcare System and is scheduled to end at 12:12 p.m. over Kenmore Mercy Hospital.

We encourage everyone to continue to practice social distancing when viewing the flyover in your area. Times and locations are subject to change.
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