Follow Up OK AFBs Salute 1 May

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  • 97th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs Office

The 97th Air Mobility Wing and the 71st Flying Training Wing, from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, are partnering to fly over several medical centers in Oklahoma May 1, 2020.

The aircraft will fly in the following individual formations: four T-38 Talons, two T-1 Jayhawks, four C-17 Globemaster IIIs, two KC-46 Pegasus', two KC-135 Stratotankers, and four T-6 Texan IIs. The flyovers are a salute to healthcare workers, first responders, transportation drivers, grocery workers, and other essential personnel supporting the COVID-19 effort in Oklahoma. In total, viewers can expect the salute to last approximately 30 minutes over the designated locations. Aircraft will fly over in 5-minute, separated time blocks.

The aircraft will start their route in Enid and fly over INTEGRIS Bass Baptist and St. Mary's Medical Center around 9:35 a.m. The aircraft will continue their route north of Oklahoma City and will fly over Summit Medical Center, St. Anthony Healthplex North, Mercy Hospital OKC, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, St. Anthony Hospital - OKC, OKC VA Health Care System, OU Medical Center, OU Children’s Hospital, Norman Regional in Moore, Norman Veterans Center and Norman Regional Hospital. The formations will also fly over the Fort Sill Veterans Center and Comanche Regional Hospital in Lawton beginning around 10:09 a.m. and Jackson County Memorial Hospital in Altus around 10:21 a.m.

Oklahoma residents along the flight path should be able to see the flyover from their homes between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Friday. Viewers are encouraged to practice safe social distancing and to refrain from gathering in large groups to view the flyover.

The 97th AMW and 71st FTW encourage viewers to tag the bases on social media in photos and videos they capture during the flyovers using #AirForceSalutes, #MobilitysHometown, and #VanceProud.

For more information, please contact the 97th AMW Public Affairs office at 580-481-7700 or