Did You See It? Luke Air Force Base Honors Frontline Workers With Flyover

Luke Air Force Flyover

Planes from Luke Air Force Base, including the 56th Fighter Wing and the 944th Fighter Wing, along with a jet from the Arizona Air National Guard 161st Air Refueling Wing honor Arizona's front line coronavirus workers with a flyover Friday, May 1, 2020, in Phoenix. The jets included seven F-35A Lightning IIs and seven F-16 Fighting Falcons flying out of Luke Air Force Base and one KC-135 from the 161st ARW, participated in the 50-minute flyover. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

By Brandy Rae Ramirez

May 1, 2020

On Friday, at about 3:10 p.m., the 56th Fighter Wing and 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base, along with the Air National Guard 161st Air Refueling Wing, honored the COVID-19 frontline workers with a special flyover.

The flyover included a formation of 15 aircraft that included seven F-16 Fighting Falcons, one KC-135 from the 161st Air Refueling Wing, and seven F-35A Lightning IIs.

Here’s some footage of the flyover as well as a map of where the flyover took place over Maricopa County. It includes Luke Air Force Base, Buckeye, Surprise, Litchfield Park, Goodyear, Tolleson, Phoenix Metro, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Deer Valley, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City West, and El Mirage.

Flyover map Maricopa County

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