Alabama National Guard plans flyovers to salute COVID-19 response efforts
Alabama National Guard to honor frontline heroes in the COVID19 response
MONTGOMERY, AL (05/03/2020) (readMedia)-- Aircraft from the 187th Fighter Wing based out of Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama and the 117th Air Refueling Wing based out of Birmingham, Alabama plan to conduct flyovers May 5, 2020, to salute health care workers, first responders, essential employees, and all others serving to support COVID-19 response efforts.
These operational training missions are being conducted as part of the nationwide Air Force Salutes flyover under Operation American Resolve.
Tentative schedule for each wing:
187th Fighter Wing
Auburn: 12:00 p.m. -- 12:15 p.m.
Tuskegee: 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Montgomery: 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Tuscaloosa: 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Decatur: 12:15 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Mobile: 12:10 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Dothan: 12:30 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.
117th Air Refueling Wing
Huntsville Hospital 12:45 p.m.
St. Vincent's East 1:07 p.m.
St. Vincent's 1:10 p.m.
UAB 1:10 p.m.
Princeton 1:10 p.m.
Shelby 1:16 p.m.
Grandview 1:23 p.m.
Brookwood 1:23 p.m.
UAB Highlands 1:24 p.m.
The flyovers may be delayed or postponed due to weather, air traffic or maintenance. Any updates to the schedule will be sent to state media outlets and posted on the 187th and 117th Facebook pages. Residents in the areas around the hospitals listed above will be able to see the flyovers from the safety of their homes and should maintain all social distancing guidelines during this event. They should also refrain from traveling to landmarks, hospitals and gathering in large groups to view the flyovers.
We welcome and encourage viewers to tag the Alabama National Guard, the 187th FW, and the 117th ARW using the hashtags #WeSaluteAlabama, #AirForceSalutes and #TogetherAL in photos and videos of the flyover.