Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, and more - Operation America Strong Flyovers

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Re: Blue Angels and Thunderbirds - Operation America Strong Flyovers

Post by RyanS » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:13 am

Barksdale AFB will be doing some flyovers as well!
On Friday, April 24, we are going to do a flyover to salute our local healthcare workers. We will pass over the Monroe health centers at approximately 3-3:15 p.m. We will then fly over the Shreveport/Bossier health centers around approximately 3:30-3:45 p.m.

See if you can spot us, take a picture and tag us @TeamBarksdale on Facebook or Instagram.

Below are the estimated times for all supported health care facilities. Keep in mind, these are approximated.

3:00 p.m. - Glenwood Regional Medical Center
3:01 p.m. - Liberty Healthcare
3:02 p.m. - G.B. Cooley Hospital
3:05 p.m. - Monroe Surgical Center
3:06 p.m. - St. Francis Medical Center
3:07 p.m. - Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport (Monroe)
3:12 p.m. - Northern Louisiana Medical Center (Ruston)

3:30 p.m. - Willis-Knighton Bossier Health Center
3:31 p.m. - Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
3:35 p.m. - Willis-Knighton South Hospital
3:36 p.m. - CHRISTUS Health System - Highland
3:36 p.m. - Willis-Knighton Pierremont
3:38 p.m. - Overton Brooks VA Medical Center
3:44 p.m. - Willis-Knighton Medical Center (North)
3:45 p.m. - Health & Hospitals Department
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Post by RyanS » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:47 am

Awesome video of both teams taking off!!

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Post by RyanS » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:51 pm

The 122nd Fighter Wing (which flies A-10 Warthogs) from Fort Wayne, IN will be performing flyovers of Fort Wayne and Indianapolis in the coming week!
Fort Wayne IAP, IN – The 122nd Fighter Wing will conduct a series of #AirForceSalutes flyovers in major cities around Indiana to demonstrate the Air National Guard’s continued readiness during the national COVID-19 response, while saluting the American heroes at the forefront in our fight against COVID-19. Defending the homeland has taken a new shape, and the 122nd Fighter Wing is proud to serve alongside the first responders and essential personnel in the COVID-19 response efforts.

Air Force Salutes flyovers are a way for the Air National Guard to show appreciation to the thousands of heroes at the front line of battling COVID-19.The flyovers are also intended to lift morale in cities across America due to the severe health and economic impacts that have resulted from COVID-19.

Fort Wayne Flyby – 28 April 2020 – 4 Ship of A-10s
See attached map for flight path, all times are subject to change.

We will fly over Lutheran Hospital at 1110
We will fly over Downtown at 1111
We will fly over the VA and Parkview (downtown location) at 1111
We will fly over DuPont and Parkview (North location) at 1113
We will fly back over Downtown at 1115

Indy Flyby – 30 April 2020 – 4 Ship of A-10s

See attached map for flight path, all times are subject to change.

We will fly over Johnson Armory at 1045
We will fly over Community Hospital at 1049
We will fly over St Vincent Hospital at 1051
We will fly over the VA and IU Hospital at 1053
We will fly over the Lawrence Armory at 1055
We will fly over the Muncie IU Hospital at 1102
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Post by RyanS » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:34 pm

Someone pointed out to me that some of the local units are calling this Operation American Resolve. I'm not sure if that's a re-brand for what was Operation America Strong, or if that name is reserved for the jet teams. Regardless, they seem to mean the same thing for all intents and purposes.
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Post by cryostar » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:38 pm

Whitman has put out a notice.

B-2, 2xA-10 and 4xT-38's.
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Post by RyanS » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:36 pm

For those wondering, Whiteman says they will publish a schedule next week. It'd be crazy to see all of those jets together! Hopefully they don't split them up onto separate routes.

Here's more info for South Carolina. This says "West Route" so maybe there are more stops elsewhere?
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Post by cryostar » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:43 pm

I would hope they wouldn't split them up.....but I'm going to need my wide angle to get that formation :D

Would be nice to see them all together, too. I'm trying to arrange it so I can do KC and Indy's fly overs.
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Post by BruceK » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:31 pm

RyanS wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:36 pm
Here's more info for South Carolina. This says "West Route" so maybe there are more stops elsewhere?
This link has the "South Route" https://www.nathansnews.com/2020/04/ope ... 27th-11am/

This link has what appears to be the east route of the state https://abcnews4.com/news/local/169th-f ... h-carolina
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Post by ghtech » Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:45 am

I am seeing this similar post on several Johns Hopkins facebook pages yet I can't verify the flyover schedule here or anywhere else:
Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine

"Tomorrow, April 25, the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds and KC-135R aircraft will perform a flyover of hospitals in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. They are expected to fly over Suburban Hospital around 12:15 p.m. Please remember to maintain proper physical and social distancing from wherever you view the flyover."
Anyone have input?
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Post by runningmovies » Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:49 am

There are a few pictures and videos in the comments of this Facebook post.

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