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Colorado Air National Guard flyovers to salute Colorado heroes

F-16 flying

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 120th Fighter Squadron, piloted by Capt. Phillip Butler, performs a fly-by maneuver over the runway after returning from a practice alert scramble that is intended to enhance proficiency training for pilots and crew of the unit at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., March 31, 2020. While many members of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, are currently under a stay-at-home order due to the COVID19 virus, there are still a number of essential employees who are keeping the mission going during this unprecedented time in our nation's history.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer)

Map of Colorado with flight path

This is a diagram to show approximately where and when the 140th Wing's F-16s will be during the Operation American Resolve Flyover on May 6, 2020.

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Warriors of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard will fly F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft around Colorado cities and towns on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm to salute those fighting on the front lines of the war against COVID-19.

As part of Operation American Resolve, Air Force units around the country are conducting flyovers in an effort to boost morale during this time of severe health and economic impacts resulting from the pandemic.

“We are really excited to show our appreciation for those men and women who are risking their lives every day in the front lines of the War on COVID-19” said U.S. Air Force Col. Micah Fesler, commander, 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard. “So many of our community members, Coloradans, and fellow Americans have experienced overwhelming hardship as a result of this invisible enemy and we hope that the sound of freedom will inspire a sense of community and optimism.”

The 140th Wing will launch the jets from Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colo. They will be seen at multiple locations from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, Colo., including Fort Carson and the mountain communities of Vail, Aspen and Estes Park. 

“We hope that when our fellow citizens hear the jets fly over, they will know that we remain strong as a nation and we will get through this as one team,” Fesler said. “We are proud to serve alongside the first responders and essential personnel who are fighting the COVID-19 battle here in our state and we salute their service.”

Approximate locations and times where the aircraft will be visible are listed below:

STERLING – 4:32 – 4:35 pm

STERLING CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

GREELEY – 4:35 – 4:38 pm

NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER - GREELEY

UCHEALTH GREELEY HOSPITAL

WINDSOR HEALTHCARE CENTER

FORT COLLINS / LOVELAND – 4:38 – 4:42 pm

GARDEN SQUARE AT SPRING CREEK

UCHEALTH POUDRE VALLEY HOSPITAL

BANNER FORT COLLINS HOSPITAL

WALMART DISTRIBUTION CENTER

UCHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER OF THE ROCKIES

MCKEE MEDICAL CENTER

SIERRA VISTA HEALTH CARE CENTER

MOUNTAINS – 4:42 – 5:10 pm

ESTES PARK HOSPITAL

VAIL HEALTH HOSPITAL

ASPEN VALLEY HOSPITAL

CENTURA HEALTH - BRECKENRIDGE

ST ANTHONY SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER

ADVENTHEALTH WINTER PARK

LONGMONT / BOULDER – 5:10 – 5:18 pm

LONGMONT UNITED HOSPITAL

LONG’S PEAK HOSPITAL

BOULDER HEALTH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

BOULDER MANOR

BOULDER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

AVISTA ADVENTIST HOSPITAL CENTURA

GOOD SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NORTH

DENVER METRO – 5:18 – 5:33 pm

DEN3 AMAZON DISTRIBUTION CENTER

ST ANTHONY NORTH MEDICAL PAVILION

NORTH SUBURBAN MEDICAL CENTER

LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER

ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL

DENVER FEDERAL CENTER

DENVER HEALTH

COLORADO STATE CAPITOL

ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL

ROCKY MTN HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN

COORS FIELD

MILE HIGH STADIUM

VA EASTERN COLORADO HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

ROSE MEDICAL CENTER

NATIONAL JEWISH HEALTH

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOSPITAL (UCH)

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

WASHINGTON PARK

PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL

SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER

PEARL STREET HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER

FORT LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETARY

CHERRY CREEK RESERVOIR

MEDICAL CENTER OF AURORA

SOUTHLANDS MALL

LITTLETON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SOUTH

SKY RIDGE MEDICAL CENTER

CASTLE ROCK ADVENTIST HOSPITAL

COLORADO SPRINGS – 5:33 – 5:44 pm

UCHEALTH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NORTH

ST FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER

COLONIAL COLUMNS NURSING CENTER

PENROSE HOSPITAL

CEDARWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER

UCHEALTH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CENTRAL

ENCOMPASS HEALTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF COLORADO SPRINGS

TERRACE GARDENS HEALTHCARE CENTER

ASPEN LIVING CENTER

FORT CARSON ARMY HOSPITAL

ST MARY CORWIN PHYSICIAN PARTNERSHIP

PARKVIEW MEDICAL CENTER

THE HAVEN BEHAVIORAL WAR HEROES HOSPITAL

MINNEQUA MEDICENTER

*All time windows may vary by 15 minutes