In honor of the American heroes on the frontlines battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbus Air Force Base will be providing dissimilar formation flyovers May 9 over several local communities in northeast Mississippi.

The following is a list of times and locations where the flyovers will occur:

1:49 p.m. – North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo

1:54 p.m. – Gilmore Memorial Hospital, Amory

1:57 p.m. – Pioneer Community Hospital, Aberdeen

2:01 p.m. – NMMC-West Point

2:04 p.m. – OCH Regional Medical Center, Starkville

2:12 p.m. – Baptist Memorial Hospital, Columbus

2:14 p.m. – Koritz Clinic, Columbus AFB

The flyovers over will consist of the T-6A Texan II, T-1A Jayhawk and the T-38 Talon. The trainer aircraft are used as part of the 14th Flying Training Wing’s Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training and Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals programs.

They are conducted at no additional cost to the taxpayer and serve as training for our pilots.

The flyovers are part of numerous flyovers that have been taking place all over the U.S. during the last several weeks. The U.S. Air Force has conducted these series of flyovers to demonstrate the Air Force’s continued readiness during COVID-19 while saluting American heroes at the forefront of the COVID-19 battle.