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9th RW Salute to Northern California with flyover

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to healthcare professionals, first responders, and essential personnel who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as those staying at home to "flatten the curve" of the virus.

A T-38 Talon flies over Beale Air Force Base, California, May 15, 2020. The flyover was Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to healthcare professionals, first responders, and essential personnel who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as those staying at home to "flatten the curve" of the virus.

Col Andy "Spoo" Clark, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, suits up before take-off at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 15, 2020. The 9th Reconnaissance Wing continued to lift spirits and morale by conducting these flyovers in Northern California, which provided a salute to everyone that's working on the front-lines in the fight against COVID-19, as well as those staying home to "flatten the curve." (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to healthcare professionals, first responders, and essential personnel who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as those staying at home to "flatten the curve" of the virus.

Col Andy "Spoo" Clark 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, and his copilot walk toward a T-38 Talon at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 15, 2020. These Air Force Flyovers are a way for the U.S. Air Force to show appreciation to the thousands of heroes at the front line of those battling COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to healthcare professionals, first responders, and essential personnel who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as those staying at home to "flatten the curve" of the virus.

A pilots preforms preflight inspection before take-off at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 15, 2020. Planning, coordination and procedures are fine tuned in order to successfully conduct a formation flyover to local medical facilities as part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force’s Salute campaign as a sign of support to first responders and medical workers who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to healthcare professionals, first responders, and essential personnel who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as those staying at home to "flatten the curve" of the virus.

A T-38 Talon preforms preflight inspection before take-off at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 15, 2020. Defending the homeland has taken a new shape, and the Department of the Air Force is proud to serve alongside the first responders and essential personnel in the COVID-19 response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to healthcare professionals, first responders, and essential personnel who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as those staying at home to "flatten the curve" of the virus.

U.S. Air Force pilots preform preflight inspections before take-off at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 15, 2020. The aircraft was preparing to take off from Beale to conduct a formation flyover to Northern California medical facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to healthcare professionals, first responders, and essential personnel who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as those staying at home to "flatten the curve" of the virus.

A T-38 Talon taxis towards the runway at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 15, 2020. The aircraft was preparing to take off from Beale to conduct a formation flyover to Northern California medical facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to healthcare professionals, first responders, and essential personnel who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as those staying at home to "flatten the curve" of the virus.

T-38 Talon’s take-off at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 15, 2020. The 9th Reconnaissance Wing continued to lift spirits and morale by conducting these flyovers in Northern California, which provided a salute to everyone that's working on the front-lines in the fight against COVID-19, as well as those staying home to "flatten the curve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to healthcare professionals, first responders, and essential personnel who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as those staying at home to "flatten the curve" of the virus.

T-38 Talon’s take-off at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 15, 2020. The 9th Reconnaissance Wing continued to lift spirits and morale by conducting these flyovers in Northern California, which provided a salute to everyone that's working on the front-lines in the fight against COVID-19, as well as those staying home to "flatten the curve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to healthcare professionals, first responders, and essential personnel who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as those staying at home to "flatten the curve" of the virus.
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T-38 Talon’s take-off at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 15, 2020. The Department of the Air Force salutes each American serving on the frontlines in our fight against COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to healthcare professionals, first responders, and essential personnel who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as those staying at home to "flatten the curve" of the virus.
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T-38 Talon’s take-off at Beale Air Force Base, California, May 15, 2020. Defending the homeland has taken a new shape, and the Department of the Air Force is proud to serve alongside the first responders and essential personnel in the COVID-19 response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Beale Air Force Base, Calif. --

Pilots take to the sky in T-38 Talons in part of Beale's contribution to the Air Force Salutes campaign as a sign of support to healthcare professionals, first responders, and essential personnel who risk their lives every day during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as those staying at home to "flatten the curve" of the virus.

The formation was led by the T-38 instructor pilot, 1st Lt 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.

T-38 Talons are a useful part of the mission at Beale Air Force Base, with the companion training program, it allows U-2 pilots to keep training and flight hours current.  

The flyover took-off from Beale Air Force Base, and passed 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.