U.S. Air Force to Fly Over WNY to Honor Workers on the Front Lines
Today starting at 11:45 am, a formation of U.S. Air Force planes will fly over WNY to honor the front line workers battling COVID-19.
See the map and tentative schedule here.
The U.S. Air Force aircrafts will fly over WNY to show support for all the front line workers in this battle against coronavirus, according to WKBW.
"I think any of us know someone affected in some way. Whether you caught the virus, you're helping people recover, financially, economically tanked, whatever it was. And that's why we wanted to do this." ~ Lt. Col Ben Canetti via WKBW
The formation will be made up of a KC-135 from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and F-35s from the Vermont Air National Guard.
"Even flyovers for the Bills, we've never done it with fighters," Canetti said. "Even for us as pilots, it's going to be pretty cool. It'll look real nice seeing fighter jets that big flying that low." ~ Lt. Col Ben Canetti via WKBW
The flyover will happen over WNY, including some of the locations:
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Niagara Falls International Airport
University at Buffalo North Campus (Amherst)
Millard Fillmore Suburban
Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
Buffalo General Medical Center
John R. Oishei Children's Hospital
Buffalo VA Hospital
List Source: WKBW