Flyover: Honors First Responders!

Sometimes I am lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. Yesterday was one of those days!

After various home projects and it being warm outside, I decided to drive toward Mount Lemmon and stop at a parking area instead of traveling an hour to the top of the mountain. At the elevation I stopped, the air was a bit cooler and it was an overcast day. I overheard a woman ask a man about when the flyover would be and if we will see it from this vantage point. A quick discussion with them, of course I was physically distanced from them, and I had basic info to Google for more specifics.

The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson and the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing were to fly four aircraft over areas around and including Tucson, Arizona. Again as luck would have it, I had wifi to know the flight path and time the aircraft would fly over where I was standing.

This flyover was to honor first responders and civic leaders in Pima County fighting Covid-19. For the aircraft buffs reading this, there were two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and two F-16 Fighting Falcons. I snapped some photos and will share them here.

I truly hope everyone understands and appreciates the work of first responders. Whether it is the current pandemic or another emergency, these individuals need to be recognized beyond this flyover. Let’s not forget to thank them in our own way too.

Aircraft in formation.
Profile of the aircraft.

6 thoughts on “Flyover: Honors First Responders!

  1. I recall an F-17 crossed our home on Waterwagon (who knows why or what I was doing that day). The sound, speed, fury and fire sent me running inside to phone Taqui’s Civil Air Patrol captain.
    I had to slow down to explain that, yes, fire was coming out of its tail section. It was he that identified it to be an F-17. A rare site indeed to behold the majesty of an iron bird! You may want to add them to your collection.

  2. Sure do appreciate all of our first responders they’re all wonderful people !by any chance did you see the double flyover in New York City about a week ago?

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