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Perch Base USSVI Life Member and Webmaster Dan Marks viewed the May 1, 2020, Flyover to honor Arizona’s front line COVID-19 responders.
"We are honored to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the healthcare workers, first responders, military members and other essential personnel who are working on the front lines to combat the coronavirus," said Brig. Gen. Todd Canterbury, 56th Fighter Wing commander. "We want everyone to be able to look up from their homes and enjoy the display of American airpower, resolve and pride while keeping frontline responders in their hearts."
A formation of 15 aircraft, including seven F-35A Lightning IIs and seven F-16 Fighting Falcons flying out of Luke Air Force Base and one KC-135 from the 161st ARW (Air Refueling Wing) conducted the flyover.

This is the route of the flyover:

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COVID-19 Flyover to honor healthcare workers photos

Each star represents a healthcare facility.

If you need a primer of the 3 types of airplanes participating in the Flyover:

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COVID-19 Flyover to honor healthcare workers photos

The KC-135, often referred to as a Stratotanker led the way. It is basically a Boeing 707 filled with fuel!

COVID-19 Flyover to honor healthcare workers photos

F-35A Lightning II

COVID-19 Flyover to honor healthcare workers photos

F-16 Fighting Falcon

COVID-19 Flyover to honor healthcare workers photos

Get ready, here they come.

COVID-19 Flyover to honor healthcare workers photos

And in less than a minute, they were gone!

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