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Patriots in the air: Colorado Air National Guard F-16s perform flyovers over state today

Jul 3, 2024, 8:00 AM | Updated: Jul 4, 2024, 3:07 pm

Patriots in the air: Colorado Air National Guard F-16s perform flyovers over state today...

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Patriots in the air: Colorado Air National Guard F-16s perform flyovers over state today,

The Colorado Air National Guard will perform fighter jet flyovers over a large part of Colorado today, July 4, to celebrate Independence Day.

The 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National Guard will conduct flyovers in Lake City, Silverton, Rico, Telluride, Redstone, Granby, Greeley, and Firestone on Thursday.

The sight and sound of Vipers soaring overhead will serve as a powerful reminder of our nation’s strength and independence.

The scheduled flyovers will honor the legacy of those who have served in defense of our country and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy.

“Our nation’s independence is again celebrated by the triumphant ‘sound of freedom’ from the mighty F-16 Viper,” 140th Wing Commander U.S. Air Force Col. Jeremiah “Weed” Tucker said. “These flyovers are symbolic of the ever-vigilant defense provided by the Colorado Air National Guard. We’re reminded of this as our aircraft thunder through the skies of Colorado as watchful guardians and defenders of state and nation.”

The F-16C Vipers will takeoff at Buckley Space Force Base in Aurora and fly between 10 a.m. and noon.

  • 10:45 a.m. – Lake City
  • 10:50 a.m. – Silverton
  • 10:53 a.m. – Rico
  • 11 a.m. – Telluride
  • 11:12 a.m. – Redstone
  • 11:24 a.m. – Granby
  • 11:35 a.m. – Greeley
  • 11:38 a.m. – Firestone

The Colorado Air National Guard said the flyover times are estimates and could also be canceled due to weather.

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Patriots in the air: Colorado Air National Guard F-16s perform flyovers over state today