Colorado Air National Guard to conduct jet flyovers to celebrate July 4
The Colorado Air National Guard will conduct fighter jet flyovers across the state Saturday in celebration of July 4.
Pilots with the 140th Wing will fly F-16s out of Aurora’s Buckley Air Force Base, according to a news release.
“It is truly a privilege to support our local communities in their Independence Day celebrations,” Air Force Col. Micah Fesler, commander of the 140th Wing, said in the release. “We hope Coloradans hear the ‘sound of freedom’ and take a moment to reflect on the things that unite us a Nation, as well as the powerful words drafted into our Declaration of Independence.”
Locations and approximate times of aircraft flyovers include:
- Monument, 9:51 a.m.
- Lake City, 10:32 a.m.
- Redstone, 10:42 a.m.
- Westminster, 11:14 a.m.
- Parker, 11:19 a.m.
The aircraft also will be visible between the above locations.
The flyovers are conducted at no additional cost to taxpayers and serve as training for pilots, the release said. Coloradans are urged to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing while observing the flyovers.
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