Oregon National Guard Planning Flyovers on Veterans Day
If you are a parade goer on Veterans Day, you're going to an extra surprise as the Oregon National Guard is planning several flyovers at various parades on Monday.
In a press release from the Oregon Military Department, here are the towns and parades to catch the high-flying jets.
The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled to conduct Veterans Day flyovers at various locations throughout Oregon.
F-15 Eagle fighter jets from both the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon, are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at or near the designated times:
The 142nd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers on Saturday, Nov. 10:
11:45 a.m., Albany Veterans Day Parade, Albany, Oregon.
12:00 p.m., Willamette Lutheran Homes, Keizer, Oregon.
12:50 p.m., Linfield College Honors Veterans, McMinnville, Oregon.
The 173rd Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct the following flyovers on Monday, Nov. 12:
11:00 a.m., Veterans Day Parade, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
11:45 a.m., Veterans Day Parade, The Dalles, Oregon.
All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.
The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941. The 142nd Fighter Wing guards the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour alert as part of the North American Air Defense system. The 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premier F-15 pilot training facility for the U.S. Air Force.
Families will be enjoying the planes this Monday, if you get a chance - head to one of these parades and enjoy the view.