Air Force conducts Friday Puget Sound flyover to salute frontline workers

JBLM — Two C-17 Globemaster III’s flew over 30 health care facilities in the Puget Sound region on Friday to salute those on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 62nd Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord said the flyover ran from 12:30 p.m. to about 3:08 p.m. See the flight path and times below.

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Before the flyover, Air Force officials said weather and airspace conflicts could impact the flight path/timing.

“Please ensure you are following social distancing guidelines! If you happen to be driving, please park safely before watching the flyover,” officials said.

The 62nd Airlift Wing at JBLM held a photo contest for the event. Officials said the user who posted the best photo via private message on their Facebook page would receive a patch and signed photo from the C-17 demo team.

Air Force Salutes! Here is an updated flight pattern and location list for Friday’s flyover. Let us know if we are...

Posted by 62nd Airlift Wing on Thursday, May 7, 2020