The Indiana Air National Guard 122nd Fighter Wing Blacksnakes will extend their salute to Indiana healthcare workers, first responders, military members and other essential personnel on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. We know a lot of kids (and their adults) love airplanes, we even keep track of airplane related fun in Indy — but there might not be a lot on the list right now…but now we have an “event”!
Indiana Air National Guard Flyover in Indianapolis
We’ve seen a lot of really cool ways businesses and organizations are showing their appreciation to the doctors and nurses working the front lines during COVID-19. To show their support and appreciation the Indiana Air National Guard 122nd will have a series of community flyovers starting in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 28, and in Indianapolis, Indiana, now scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd. The flyover was rescheduled due to the weather conditions we’ve had for the past few days. Saturday, May 2nd looks to be sunny with some clouds and beautiful temperatures.
Saturday, May 2nd Flyover
The new updated flight path includes new flyover locations across the state.
11:35 – Terre Haute, IN downtown
11:50 – Johnson Armory (Near Franklin, IN)
11:55 – Community hospital
(1500 N Ritter Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46219)
11:57 – St. Vincent hospital
(13500 US Highway 31 N, Carmel, IN 46032)
12:00 – VA/IU hospital
(550 University Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46202)
12:02 – Lawrence Armory (near Lawrence, IN)
12:05 – Anderson, IN downtown
12:08 – Muncie, IN downtown
12:15 – Marion VA hospital
(1700 E 38th St. Marion, IN 46953)
The Indiana Air National Guard reminds us that “Indiana residents should observe the flyover from the safety of their home-quarantine and should refrain from traveling to see the flyover.” They go on to remind us that this is not an exception to the social distancing and gatherings guidelines.
The flight is estimated to fly over Terre Haute at 11:35 and then be seen in Franklin, Indiana beginning at 11:50 and continue on to the north side and through downtown Indy then towards Lawrence and on in to Anderson and Muncie and Marion, Indiana.
We’ve been told that this is a standard practice flight with a different flight path and there’s no added pressure on tax payers or tax dollars. Pilots need to train and will continue to train even amidst a global pandemic. Lucky for us, we’ll get to see our Air National Guard in action.
In addition to this flyover, the Indy Biplane group will conduct a flyover on Friday night. Many parts of central Indiana will be able to catch a glimpse of the six plane formation with smoke trails!
Indianapolis Blue Angels Flyover
We’re still awaiting confirmation about an additional flyover by the Blue Angels. The Blue Angels Flyover was originally rumored to take place in Indianapolis on April 29th but was rescheduled due to weather.
We’ve all been waiting at home for the “all clear” to enjoy our community, we’ve even seen some communities start making plans for events, like outdoor movies. There’s no official word on when we’ll return to “normal” but we’re so thankful for those who risked their health and the health of their families to care for the sick and injured.