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Flyover Salute To Honor Heroes

On Wednesday, May 13, the California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing from Fresno, CA will perform a flyover throughout California, flying over the San Jose region at approximately 10:56 a.m.

The pilots will fly in salute to health care workers, first responders, and everyone on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. The flyover is scheduled to take off from Fresno Air National Guard Base, and pass over medical facilities in the San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento, Bay Area, and Southern California, covering the towns of Reedley, Selma, Madera, Sacramento, Merced, Richmond, Oakland, San Jose, Monterey, Los Angeles, and Clovis before returning to Fresno.  The four F-15s are part of the nationwide salute by the U.S. Air Force for health care workers and those on the front line. The pilots plan to do a low pass at several locations including the Capitol, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, and California Highway Patrol Academy.

In the South Bay, they will be headed towards Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Residents in these areas will be able to see the flyover 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 flyover. They can also expect to hear jet noise as the aircraft fly overhead.

If you capture this special moment from your home, use #144FW, #AmericaStrong and #CalGuard if you post your photo/video to social media.

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