MacDill Air Force Base Doing Flyovers Friday Honoring Front Line Heroes


MacDill Air Force Base Doing Flyovers Friday Honoring Front Line Heroes... and YOU WILL SEE THEM IN THE SKIES OF MANATEE & SARASOTA COUNTIES...

MacDill said the aircrafts will fly routes over 12 major hospitals on Friday, May 15.

“This community goes out of their way to honor our sacrifices,” said Col. Stephen Snelson, 6 Air Refueling Wing commander, in a press release. “This is an honor for us to be able to display our gratitude to these warriors who protect our base and this community from this horrible virus.”

MacDill says it has about 20 Reserve Citizen Airmen currently deployed in the community's fight against the pandemic

The KC-135s will launch from MacDill at about 10:30 a.m. this Friday and head south towards the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Afterwards, the two aircrafts will head back north along the bay, turn south and "follow I-75 to Sarasota," turn north toward St. Petersburg before returning to the base, according to MacDill.

The map below is the flyover plan, per MacDill...

MacDill Air Force Base Doing Flyovers Friday Honoring Front Line Heroes

MacDill Air Force Base Doing Flyovers Friday Honoring Front Line Heroes