Keep your eyes on the sky tomorrow! The National Guard will be overhead with the C-130 tomorrow in the Flathead Valley between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Montana Air National Guard, will perform flyovers throughout Montana on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The event is part of the Air Force Salutes flyover program with similar events planned throughout the nation. The purpose of the flyovers is to demonstrate the Department of the Air Force’s continued readiness during the national COVID-19 response, while saluting the American heroes at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19. The flyovers are intended to lift morale in towns, cities and states across America due to the severe health and economic impacts that have resulted from COVID-19.
“The Montana National Guard salutes each Montanan serving on the frontlines in our fight against COVID-19,” said Col. Buel Dickson,
commander, 120th Airlift Wing. “These flyovers are a small gesture of appreciation to the heroes across the state. You epitomize the ethos as
Montanans helping Montanans. We are indebted to your service and appreciate your efforts in trying to keep our state safe.”
The event begins in Great Falls Wednesday morning with a two-ship flyover of Benefis Hospital. The aircraft will then split off with one taking an eastern route and the other covering the western part of Montana. Together they are scheduled to fly over more than 20 cities and towns, focusing on health care facilities in the regions they visit.
A detailed list of towns and times will be released is available at https://www.facebook.com/120Vigilantes.