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#VAFlyBy honors healthcare workers, essential personnel

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Posted at 6:15 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 22:29:22-04

HAMPTON, Va. - The F-22 Raptor Demo Team, the 1st Fighter Wing and the 192nd Wing of the Virginia National Guard performed a flyover of the Hampton Roads Peninsula on Tuesday evening.

Joint Base Langley-Eustis made the announcement last week.

The flyover took place from 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. This flyover was flown at an altitude of 1000 feet and featured a unique 3-ship Heritage Flight Formation that includes two P-51 Mustangs of the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation alongside an F-22 Raptor flown by Maj. Josh "Cabo" Gunderson, F-22 Demo Team commander.

The flyover was intended to provide a salute to all the healthcare professionals, frontline responders, and essential personnel working to keep everyone safe and healthy during the fight against COVID-19.

Flight maps for the flyover have been included. The formation began in Richmond at 6:30 p.m. and headed south to Virginia Beach.

Virginia residents should watch from the safety of their home-quarantine and should refrain from traveling to see the flyover.

Joint Base Langley-Eustis says they encourage you to use the #VAFlyBy and #AFSalutes hashtags if you capture any photos/videos of the event and be sure to tag them on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to be featured!

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