Military plane to fly over Michigan cities next week in tribute to frontline workers
The 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard next week will conduct overflights of eight Michigan cities to show support for frontline workers.
Additionally, the well-known Blue Angels are planning a flyby over Detroit next week.
The Air National Guard overflights are designed to show solidarity with the Michiganders and support for healthcare workers, first responders, the military and other essential personnel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These overflights are provisionally scheduled over two days.
While dates for the overflights have been given, specific times and routes have not yet been released. All dates and times are subject to change due to weather conditions and operational requirements.
The first flight is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12 over the towns of Marquette, Lansing and Flint. A KC-135 Stratotanker, which is a type of mid-air refueling aircraft, will participate.
On the same day, May 12, one or more A-10 Thunderbolts, also known as “Warthogs”, will fly over the towns of Traverse City, Grand Rapids and Battle Creek.
On May 12, the legendary Blue Angels of the US Navy will also fly over Detroit. The route and time are expected to be published on Monday. This information, when available, can be found on their Facebook page.
The last flight in the series is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 over Novi and Detroit. The A-10 and the KC-135 will participate.