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Military aircraft fly over 8 Michigan cities honoring front-line workers

The National Guard's 127th Wing has planned the Michigan Strong flyover.

Military aircraft from the National Guard's 127th Wing based at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township plan to salute front-line workers in eight Michigan cities this week. 

The 127th Wing is hosting the Michigan Strong flyover to show appreciation for the "Michigan heroes who are at the front line battling COVID-19 and providing the vital support that Michiganders need."

The schedule is:

  • Tuesday, May 12 (KC-135 Flyover)
    • Marquette
    • Lansing
    • Flint
  • Tuesday, May 12 (A-10 Flyover)
    • Traverse City
    • Grand Rapids
    • Battle Creek
  • Wednesday, May 13 (K-135 and A-10 Flyover)
    • Novi
    • Detroit

The dates and times are subject to weather conditions. The 127th Wing will give more specific times and a map of the flyover on their Facebook page

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels also conducted a flyover on Tuesday to salute frontline workers in Detroit. Watch cockpit video of that flyover.

200512-N-OY339-1001 DETROIT (May 12, 2020) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, honored frontline COVID-19 first responders and essential workers with formation flights over Detroit, Chicago, and Indianapolis on May 12, 2020. Cockpit footage from Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Hempler, Lead Solo Pilot. (U.S.

Grand Rapids flyover

On Tuesday, the 127th Wing flew over the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and Metro Health Hospital just after 3 p.m. 

Credit: 127th Wing

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