Friday, May 22, 2009

F-15 Fighter flyovers scheduled for Memorial Day, May 25

If you like flyovers by military jets, Monday, May 25th is your day.

The Oregon Air National Guard will salute America's fallen heroes and veterans with flyovers for various ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Two F-15 Eagle fighter jets from the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland and two F-15 Eagle fighters based at the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field are scheduled to fly over community events in Portland as well as throughout Oregon and southwest Washington at the following times and locations on May 25.

10:00 Scappoose, OR - Portland Yacht Club
10:10 Portland, OR - Willamette National Cemetery
10:13 Beaverton, OR - Beaverton Memorial Park
10:18 Mt. Angel, OR - Calvary Cemeteries
10:22 Independence, OR - Independence Airport
11:00 Astoria, OR - Ocean View Cemetery
11:00 Klamath Falls, OR - Veteran's Park
11:15 Tigard, OR - Crescent Grove Cemetery
11:15 Eagle Point, OR - National Cemetery
11:25 Woodland, WA - Veteran's Memorial
11:25 Grants Pass, OR - Annual Boatnik ceremony
2:14 Corvallis, OR – Benton County Veterans Memorial
2:26 Reedsport, OR – Hahn Memorial Park
2:37 Glide, OR – Glide Veterans Memorial
3:02 Portland, OR – Water Front Park

All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and 350 knots airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.

The 173d Fighter Wing has temporarily moved its F-15 student-training mission to Gowen Field, Idaho while the main runway at Klamath Falls undergoes renovation.

The 142nd Fighter Wing maintains continuous alert with F-15's from Portland as part of the Western Air Defense System.

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