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Kentucky Air National Guard Flyover Scheduled for Friday

The Kentucky Air National Guard will present a two-ship, C-130 flyover across Kentucky on Friday as a part of Operation American Resolve. Operation American Resolve is comprised of a series of flyovers in major cities to demonstrate the United States Air Force’s continued readiness during COVID-19 while saluting American heroes on the forefront of the fight.

Several Kentucky communities will participate including Frankfort, Lexington, Pikeville, Bowling Green, Owensboro, and Louisville.

The graphic below indicates times and specific locations:

Kentucky Air National Guard’s press release is as follows:

The Kentucky Air National Guard will present a two-ship C-130 flyover across the commonwealth of Kentucky on Friday, May 1. The aerial demonstration is part of Operation American Resolve, a nationwide salute to all those supporting COVID-19 response efforts.

“It is a privilege for the men and women of the Kentucky Air National Guard to provide a ‘thank you’ to the first responders, essential personnel and all military service members providing support and resources during this time,” said Col. David Mounkes, commander of the 123rd Airlift Wing.

“We salute all Americans serving on the frontlines in our combat against COVID-19, and we hope all Kentuckians feel a sense of pride and connectedness when they see their C-130s flying overhead.”

The flyover locations include Frankfort, Lexington, Pikeville, Bowling Green, Owensboro and Louisville. NOTE: An attached infographic denotes specific locations and approximate times.

Operation American Resolve is comprised of a series of flyovers in major cities to demonstrate the United States Air Force’s continued readiness during COVID-19, while saluting American heroes on the forefront of the fight. The flyover is intended to lift morale during a time of severe health and economic impacts that have resulted from COVID-19.


I will continue to update the Kentucky National Guard’s participation in our commonwealth’s fight against COVID-19.

Article written by Freddie Maggard

Former University of Kentucky Quarterback and Andy Griffith Fan Club President

7 Comments for Kentucky Air National Guard Flyover Scheduled for Friday



  1. CombatMedic_98
    8:11 pm April 29, 2020 Permalink

    Wish they’d fly over the highest POINT in KY…Black Mountain…Harlan County…!



    • CombatMedic_98
      7:26 am April 30, 2020 Permalink

      Hey Haters…I helped pay for this and approve this AMR…God Bless and be thankful to the healers and hero’s keeping us safe and healthy 24/7



  2. Swizzle
    8:19 pm April 29, 2020 Permalink

    Operation waste money on fuel.



    • chardun20
      8:55 pm April 29, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly



  3. dcforuk
    8:43 pm April 29, 2020 Permalink

    It’s ok to spend a little money honoring a special guest to your house with a nice steak dinner that will cost something. I don’t have Covid-19 but am “at risk” and have been hospitalized three times in four years. I am very very thankful for the nurse care I have received which includes both health and human care. The cost of this particular “steak dinner” Honoring frontline healthcare workers, right or wrong, does not bother me too bad.



  4. UKgrad80
    11:12 pm April 29, 2020 Permalink

    What a waste of tax dollars!



  5. RexRox
    3:50 pm April 30, 2020 Permalink

    In my opinion, money spent on morale is never a waste. When you witness one of these flyovers, you never forget it.