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Air Force National Guard 4th of July flyover

Two F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard taxi towards the runway during a practice alert scramble, Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, Mar. 31, 2020.
Posted at 10:17 PM, Jul 03, 2020

AURORA — In honor of Independence Day, the Colorado Air National Guard will fly their F-16 Fighting Falcon aircrafts over communities across Colorado.

According to the Colorado National Guard, the 140th Wing will take to the skies from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora.

“It is truly a privilege to support our local communities in their Independence Day celebrations,” U.S. Air Force Col. Micah Fesler, commander, 140th Wing, said. “We hope Coloradans hear the ‘sound of freedom’ and take a moment to reflect on the things that unite us a Nation, as well as the powerful words drafted into our Declaration of Independence.”

You can expect to see the F-16 jets performing flyovers from about 9:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. on July 4. Here is what the schedule looks like:

  • Monument, Colorado, 2020 Fourth of July Parade: 9:51 a.m.
  • Lake City, Colorado, 4th of July Celebration: 10:32 a.m.
  • Redstone, Colorado, 4th of July Parade: 10:42 a.m.
  • Westminster, Colorado, 4th of July Celebration: 11:14 a.m.
  • Parker, Colorado, Parker Stars and Stripes Celebration: 11:19 a.m.

It is advised that Coloradans wear masks and maintain social distancing while observing these flyovers across the different cities.