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Air Force honors northern California healthcare workers with flyover

View videos of the Air Force flyover that honored nurses and doctors fighting COVID-19. Videos attached show the flyover in Red Bluff and Chico, California.

Posted: May 8, 2020 11:42 AM
Updated: May 15, 2020 3:07 PM

UPDATE: 3:54 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – The Air Force’s salute to nurses and doctors fighting COVID-19 will continue Friday, May 15.

A Recce Town T-38 four-ship formation and 9th Reconnaissance Wing will perform a flyover starting at noon.

Several health care workers came outside at Mercy Medical Center in Redding to watch the flyover. One worker told Action News Now this flyover had a special meaning to her because she was born at Beale Airforce Base.

The jets flew over Redding around 12:15, Red Bluff 12:20, Chico 12:30, and over Paradise at about 12:35 p.m. Friday.

The formation was led by the T-38 instructor pilot, 1Lt Kyle Carver with three combat-ready T-38 pilots from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing.

"Recce Town would like to express our sincerest gratitude to those working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re honored to be able to continue a show of thanks for more medical professionals and first responders of Northern California," said 1Lt Kyle Carver, T-38 Instructor Pilot.

This is the air force’s way to say thank you to all those on the front lines and those staying home to help flatten the curve. If you happen to capture photos of the flyover, submit them HERE to Action News Now for a chance to be shared on our newscast.

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KHSL – Keep your eyes to the sky on Saturday for a dose of airpower over northern California – all to honor healthcare workers.

The T-38s and 9th Reconnaissance wing are scheduled to perform a formation flyer, taking off from Beale Air Force Base at 12 pm.

The flyover is a salute to everyone on the frontlines in the fight against coronavirus, including those staying at home to help "flatten the curve," Beale Air Force reps said.

The formation will be led by the T-38 pilot, Capt. Parker "Betty" Dodds. Along with three combat-ready T-38 pilots from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing.

They will pass over medical facilities in Grass Valley, Yuba City, Roseville, Oroville, and several others.

If you happen to catch the moment of the flyover – reps with Beale Air Force want you to send or tag them in your videos on Facebook. 

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