LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The California’s National Guard 144th Fighter Wing will skip the Southern California area during its Wednesday flyover to salute workers on the frontlines of the battle against coronavirus.

(credit: California National Guard)

An adjusted flyover map shows the new route for the four F-15C Eagle fighter jets will take off from Fresno, loop up to Sacramento, fly along the coast, and start its return north after flying over Santa Barbara.

A previous news release said that the jets would fly over several hospitals and police stations in Southern California at about 11:45 a.m.

It’s not known what prompted the change, but the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds and the Navy’s Blue Angels will flyover the San Diego and Los Angeles areas in their own salute to healthcare and essential workers on Friday.

Comments (2)
  1. Liisa Reyes says:

    They just flew over Oakland. Whose idea was this to begin with? How much did it cost? Who’s paying? Wouldn’t that money be better spent for PPE’s for the workers, and testing for all who need it, and to support the research on getting a vaccine, and for putting in place a coherent strategy to combat this virus, and the ones to follow?

  2. Karl David says:

    they will use this as part of their monthly training, so no out of pocket cost for the state from this.

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