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Aerial flyover parade, fundraiser planned for Colorado frontline workers

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Posted at 11:17 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 13:34:02-04

DENVER — A squadron of more than 30 planes will fly over the Denver metro area Thursday for an aerial parade and fundraiser in support of Colorado frontline workers.

Gov. Jared Polis and Mile High United Way coordinated the parade, along with Lockheed Martin, which offered to match up to $500,000 in donations to the Colorado COVID Relief Fund. Watch live by clicking here or in the player embedded below.

Aerial flyover, fundraiser for frontline workers

The flyover will begin at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport in Broomfield and loop the metro area until 1 p.m. The parade will salute essential workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis and raise fundraising awareness for the state's COVID relief fund through the Help Colorado Now program.

Here's more information about how to donate to the fund .

The flight path is below. The flyover is scheduled to pass over Denver Health around 11:50 a.m. The squadron will feature various aircraft, from small jets to propeller planes. Most are former military aircraft known as "warbirds," according to a news release from the event organizers.

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