DENVER (AP) — Colorado got a flyover to salute health care workers and others responding to the coronavirus outbreak and to boost morale. The Colorado Air National Guard launched F-16 Fighting Falcons from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora on Wednesday afternoon.
Their first destination was the Sterling Correctional Facility, home of one of the state’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks, before flying over Greeley, Fort Collins, Vail, Aspen, Estes Park and surrounding areas. From there, they flew over the Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo areas. Their route took them over many hospitals and rehabilitation centers but also distribution centers for Walmart and Amazon.