Have you heard about military flyovers to salute our healthcare workers?
I was wondering if we would have one in the Tacoma or Seattle area, so I was excited to see this announcement from the 62nd Airlift Wing. You can read below to see when planes will be doing a flyover salute near you! We have times for Tacoma, Auburn, Olympia, Gig Harbor, Puyallup, and other South Sound area spots. If someone at your house is a plane fan, you’ll definitely want to be looking up at the right time on Friday!
From their announcement:
AIR FORCE SALUTES: Col. Robert V. Lankford, 62nd Operations Group (OG) commander, and Lt. Col. Judd Baker, 62nd OG deputy commander, invites all of you to watch two #McChordField C-17 Globemaster III’s conducting an #AirForceSalutes flyover at 30 health facilities and areas of interest in the Puget Sound region, beginning 12:30 p.m., May 8th! This is to say thank you to all of the American heroes at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19.
When will you be able to see and hear them overhead? Here is the schedule for the South Sound.
South Sound Flyover Times
Madigan Army Medical Center, JBLM 12:30PM
Providence St. Peter, Olympia 12:35 PM
Washington Capitol building, Olympia 12:35 PM
Capital Medical Center, Olympia 12:36 PM
St. Anthony, Gig Harbor 12:56PM
Valley Medical Center Renton 1:45 PM
MultiCare, Covington 1:55 PM
MutiCare, Auburn 1:57 PM
St. Francis Hospital Federal Way 1:58 PM
MultiCare Tacoma/Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital 2PM
Multicare Allenmore/Tacoma 2PM
Multicare Good Samaritan Puyallup 2PM
Washington State Soldiers Home, Orting 2:07 PM
Madigan Army Medical Center, JBLM 2:44 PM
And there’s a contest!
Again, from their Fb:
AIR FORCE SALUTES FLYOVER PHOTO CONTEST: We are excited to receive such a huge support from the community about our upcoming #AirForceSalutes flyover honoring American heroes on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, Friday, May 8.
Capture your best photo of the C-17’s flying over your Puget Sound region location and submit it through our page’s private messenger for a chance to win the C-17 Demo Team’s patch and a signed photograph!
And a big thank you from team SFM to all our healthcare workers!