PITTSBURGH — The Pennsylvania Air National Guard flew over multiple hospitals across the state, including the Pittsburgh area, to support the fight against COVID-19.
Officials said the 171st Air Refueling Wing and 193rd Special Operations Wing presented a KC-135 Stratotanker and an EC-130J Super J aircraft flyover across the Pittsburgh, Johnstown and Harrisburg areas on Tuesday.
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The aerial demonstration was part of “Operation American Resolve,” a nationwide salute to all those supporting COVID-19 response efforts.
The flyover was initially scheduled for Friday, but was postponed because of the possibility of bad weather.
The planes passed Forbes Hospital around 12:18 p.m. then flew over other local hospitals before flying over UPMC Shadyside around 12:26 p.m.
People were encouraged to maintain social distancing practices while viewing the flyovers. The flyovers will not cost taxpayers anything.
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