Colorado Air National Guard conducts F-16 fighter jet flyovers for Veterans Day

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  • By Maj. Kinder Blacke
  • 140th Wing

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Warriors of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard will fly F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft over Colorado communities November 11, 2020, to salute our nation’s veterans, past and present.

“We are honored to fly over our local Veterans Day events and are humbled by the support and appreciation our communities provide to veterans and their military service,” U.S. Air Force Col. Micah Fesler, commander, 140th Wing, said. “We’re all standing on the shoulders of giants, the freedoms we have today are a gift from the generations of brave men and women who fought for our nation before us and those who continue to serve today.”

The 140th Wing will launch the jets from Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado. 

Approximate locations and times where the aircraft will be performing flyovers are: 
Loveland, Colorado, Veterans Day Parade: 11:11 a.m.
Durango, Colorado, Veterans Day Parade: 11:48 a.m.
Grand Junction, Colorado, Veterans Day Ceremony: 12:05 p.m.

The aircraft may also be seen between these locations as they transition between Veterans Day celebrations.

Event coordinators from the locations receiving flyovers requested support from the Air Force’s Aerial Events Office in Washington, D.C.

Flyovers are conducted at no additional cost to the taxpayer and serve as training for our pilots.

Coloradans should wear masks and maintain social distancing while observing the flyover to help stop the spread of COVID-19.