Air National Guard fly-by set for Dayton area Thursday

Event says ‘thank you’ to essential workers

The Dayton and Springfield areas will be treated to an Ohio Air National Guard fly-by Thursday, weather permitting.

The fly-by is scheduled for approximately 2 to 2:20 p.m. over the Dayton, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Springfield, Springfield Air National Guard Base areas, according to the Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing.

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“The 180th Fighter Wing is honored to extend our salute to Ohio health care workers, first responders, military members and other essential personnel, as a small thank you for helping to keep Ohioans safe,” the Guard said.

All flights will be conducted with regularly scheduled training missions and are subject to change based on mission needs or changing weather, the Guard cautioned.

The fly-overs are scheduled to begin Wednesday in the Toledo area, followed Thursday morning in the Cincinnati area.

Residents are encouraged to observe social distancing while watching the fly-bys.

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