Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Oregon Air National Guard to conduct July Fourth flyovers around the state

The Oregon Air National Guard is scheduled conduct Independence Day flyovers, at various locations throughout Oregon.

F-15 Eagle fighter jets from the 142nd Fighter Wing out of Portland and the 173rd Fighter Wing out of Klamath Falls, are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations and times on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. 

142nd Fighter Wing:
10:00 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Hood River, Ore.
10:15 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Prineville, Ore.
10:35 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Hillsboro, Ore.
10:55 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Camas, Wash.
11:00 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Sunnyside, Wash.
11:00 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Cannon Beach, Ore.
11:10 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Rockaway Beach, Ore.
11:20 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Neskowin, Ore.
11:35 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Ridgefield, Wash.
11:35 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Boardman, Ore.
11:45 p.m. Fourth of July Parade, Longview, Wash.
12:00 p.m. Fourth of July Parade, Monmouth, Ore.
12:30 p.m. Fourth of July Parade, Manzanita, Ore.
12:35 p.m. Fourth of July Parade, Oak Hills, Ore.
1:05 p.m. Fourth of July Parade, White Salmon, Wash.

173rd Fighter Wing:
9:15 a.m. Fourth of July Parade, Central Point, Ore.
10:00 a.m. Lake of the Woods Independence Day Celebration, Lake of the Woods, Ore.
10:15 a.m. Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Celebration, Ashland, Ore.
10:25 a.m. 4th of July Parade and community picnic, Hines, Ore.
10:25 a.m. 4th of July Parade, Yoncalla, Ore.
10:30 a.m. July 4th Celebration, Creswell, Ore.
10:45 a.m. 4th of July Parade, Eagle Point, Ore.

There will also be a flyover July 6 at 6:45 p.m. over Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer, Ore. for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Patriotic Tribute event.
    
All flyovers will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and at approximately 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be cancelled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.

The Oregon Air National Guard has been an integral part of the nation's air defense since 1941. The 142nd Fighter Wing guards the Pacific Northwest skies from Northern California to the Canadian border, on 24-hour alert as part of the North American Air Defense system.  The 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premier F-15 pilot training facility in the United States.

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