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Indiana National Guard to perform flyover over Indy to salute COVID-19 first responders

Posted at 3:22 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 19:10:15-04

UPDATE:

INDIANAPOLIS — The planned flyover by the Indiana National Guard's 122nd Fighter Wing on Thursday has been postponed because of weather.

On Wednesday, the 122nd Fighter Wing said the flyover to salute first responders working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will be held on Saturday, May 2.

Here is the updated timing for the Indianapolis flyover:

11:50 — Johnson Armory near Franklin
11:55 — Community Hospital
11:57 — St. Vincent Hospital
12:00 — VA/IU Health
12:02 — Lawrence Armory
12:05 — Anderson downtown
12:08 — Muncie downtown
12:15 — Marion VA Hospital

Original story:

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana National Guard's 122nd Fighter Wing will conduct a series of #AirForceSalutes flyovers in major cities in Indiana to salute the first responders working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Air Force Salutes flyovers are a way for the Air National Guard to show appreciation to the thousands of heroes at the front line of battling COVID-19. The flyovers are also intended to lift morale in cities across America due to the severe health and economic impacts that have resulted from COVID-19," according to a press release from the Indiana National Guard.

The flyovers have been incorporated into previously scheduled training missions, the national guard says. The exact timing of the flyovers may vary based on weather and or airspace availability.

See the flight paths for both Indy and Fort Wayne below.

Indy Flyby – 30 April 2020 – 4 Ship of A-10s
See attached map for flight path, all times are subject to change.
We will fly over Johnson Armory at 1045
We will fly over Community Hospital (1500 N Ritter Ave) at 1049
We will fly over St Vincent Hospital (13500 US Hwy 31 N: Carmel) at 1051
We will fly over the VA (1481 W 10th St) and IU Hospital (550 University Blvd) at 1053
We will fly over the Lawrence Armory at 1055
We will fly over the Muncie IU Hospital (2401 W University Ave: Muncie) at 1102

Fort Wayne Flyby – 28 April 2020 – 4 Ship of A-10s
See attached map for flight path, all times are subject to change.
We will fly over Lutheran Hospital (7950 W Jefferson St) at 1110
We will fly over Downtown at 1111
We will fly over the VA and Parkview (2200 Randallia Dr: downtown) at 1111
We will fly over DuPont and Parkview (2520 E DuPont Rd: North) at 1113
We will fly back over Downtown at 1115