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Thunderbirds release flight path for Saturday's flyover

Posted at 9:29 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 23:37:21-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Air Force Thunderbirds have released details of their planned flight path for Saturday's flyover to salute essential workers in Colorado.

The flyover will take place after the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation ceremony.

The demonstration squadron announced earlier this week they planned to do a flyover much of Colorado to show their appreciation for healthcare workers, first responders, and others on the front line fighting against COVID-19.

The Thunderbirds plan to start the flyover around 12:50 p.m. in northern Colorado, near Greeley, and to be near Boulder by about 1:05 p.m.

The flight will cover the Denver metro area until about 1:35 p.m., and continue to the Colorado Springs metro area from 1:45 to 1:55, finally arriving in Pueblo before continuing to their home base at Nellis Air Force Base.

The Thunderbirds are reminding people who plan to try to see the flyover to do so from their home or quarantine location, and to not travel to see them.