Air National Guard will fly over Pikeville in tribute to healthcare workers on Friday

The Kentucky Air National Guard will perform a flyover of Pikeville on Friday in tribute to healthcare workers.

As part of “Operation American Resolve,” the air guard will fly over Pikeville Medical Center Friday afternoon using a pair of Lockheed C-130 Hercules turboprop transport aircraft. The flight will cross a large portion of Kentucky and, according to the air guard, is part of a nationwide salute to all those supporting the COVID-19 response efforts.

The flight over Pikeville will take place at approximately 3:50 p.m.

Kentucky Air National Guard photo

As part of the statewide flyover, the aircraft will take off from the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville at 3 p.m. and will fly over the state Capitol Building 14 minutes later, and then the Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington at 3:20 p.m. Pikeville is the next scheduled flyover at 3:50 p.m., and the flight will then turn westward toward Bowling Green, Owensboro and then back to Louisville.

The total flight time is anticipated to be about two and a half hours.

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Source: Mountain Top