Fighter jets to fly over Richmond to salute COVID-19 frontline workers

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Fighter jets to fly over Richmond to salute COVID-19 frontline workers
Crew chiefs from the 144th fighter wing prepare a F-15C Eagle fighter jet for the morning mission on the first flying day of Sentry Aloha 20-1, Jan. 08, 2020 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Vaughn).

Four F-15C Eagle Tactical Fighter Jets will fly over Kaiser Richmond at about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday as part of a statewide flyover to pay tribute to all who are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The formation flyover will begin at 10 a.m. with a takeoff from California Air National Guard Base in Fresno, and will then pass over medical facilities in the San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento area and Bay Area. The flyover was initially intended to make it to Southern California, but the 144th Fighter Wing has since canceled that part of the flight plan because Thunderbirds are planning a flyover in that area in the near future.

An updated map and time schedule is below. The flyover is scheduled to reach Richmond at roughly 10:43 a.m.