9th RW Salute to Northern California with flyover May 15

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A Recce Town T-38 four ship formation and 9th Reconnaissance Wing will be performing a formation flyover throughout Northern California, Friday, 15 May, beginning at 12 p.m., in salute to everyone on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19, as well as those staying at home to "flatten the curve" of the virus.

"Thank you for your support of our NorCal Strong flyovers in the greater Sacramento area over the weekend", says Col Andy "Spoo" Clark, Installation Commander, Beale Air Force Base. "This Friday, May 15th, we will cover more of Northern California as we continue our salute to first responders, healthcare professionals, and everyone participating in the fight against COVID-19."

The formation will be led by the T-38 instructor pilot, 1Lt Kyle Carver with three combat-ready T-38 pilots from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing. "Recce Town would like to express our sincerest gratitude to those working on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re honored to be able to continue a show of thanks for more medical professionals and first responders of Northern California." said 1Lt Kyle Carver, T-38 Instructor Pilot.

The flyover is scheduled to takeoff from Beale Air Force Base, and pass over a number of medical facilities from Redding to Placerville. Starting in Redding, then continuing on to Red Bluff, Chico, Paradise, Nevada City, Placerville and Auburn before returning to base.

The flyover is intended to provide a salute to all the healthcare professionals, frontline responders, and essential personnel working to keep everyone safe and healthy during these unique times. The flyover also provides training to the pilots and demonstrates the readiness of the Air Force.

For updates or changes to the flyover schedule and locations please follow our social media platforms and official website.




For more information on the flyover, the T-38 Formation or the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, contact the Beale Air Force Base Public Affairs Office at 530-634-8887 or at 9rw.pa@us.af.mil