114th Fighter Wing to honor COVID-19 responders with F-16 flyover Saturday

May 11, 2020
Mike Tanner

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—The South Dakota Air National Guard’s 114th Fighter Wing will conduct a series of flyovers at several healthcare facilities in eastern South Dakota this Saturday, Armed Forces Day, to honor those working to fight the COVID-19 virus.

Four F-16 Fighting Falcons will pass over hospitals in nine cities. The estimated times of the flyovers are:

Brookings: 1:10-1:20 p.m.
Watertown: 1:20-1:30 p.m.
Aberdeen: 1:35-1:45 p.m.
Pierre: 1:55-2:05 p.m.
Huron 2:10-2:20 p.m.
Mitchell: 2:20-2:30 p.m.
Yankton : 2:30-2:40 p.m.
Vermillion 2:35-2:45 p.m.
Sioux Falls: 2:50-3:00 p.m.

Community residents and staff are encouraged to step outside to view the flyover, but are reminded to practice social distancing, and no gather in large groups.

Everyone is encouraged to share their patriotic photos and videos of the flyover event with the 114th Fighter Wing Facebook page @114thFigherWing.