Four F-16’s fly over Colorado to show gratitude to first responders and health care workers

The Colorado Air National Guard launched F-16 Fighting Falcons from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora to fly over the state to show support for healthcare workers.

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  • Four F-16's from the Warriors of the 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National Guard flyover Longmont's UCHealth on 119.

    Richard Roser

  • The Longmont skyline just moments before the flyover took place.

    Richard Roser

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On Wednesday May 6, Longmont residents gathered in the Walmart parking lot and all along County Line Road to watch and support a “flyover” above the UCHealth Longmont clinic.

The flyover was put together to show support for and to thank our health care workers and first responders during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This was one of many locations in Colorado that were on the path of this flyover, with other locations including Colorado Springs, Denver, and Fort Collins. 

Flyovers like this have been taking place all over the nation in an attempt to not only thank healthcare workers, but bring communities together—at a totally safe distance, of course—and give many who are running out of tv shows to watch something to look forward to.