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Air Force B-52 bombers to fly over New Orleans, Baton Rouge in salute to essential workers

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Posted at 9:49 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 22:49:16-04

Air Force pilots flying B-52 bomber planes will salute Louisiana's essential workers in a flyover on Friday, The Advocate reports.

Two B-52 Stratofortresses out of the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans will fly over medical centers in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The program will start in New Orleans around 9:30 a.m., and then, along with F-15s fighter aircraft, will make their way to Baton Rouge at noon.

An Air Force release says pilots with Barksdale Air Force Base and the Louisiana Air National Guard will participate.

For those who aren't in New Orleans or Baton Rouge or if you can't get outside to see the flyover, the U.S. Air Force will have live coverage on the Barksdale Air Force Base Facebook page.

The flyover comes as Blue Angel and Thunderbird pilots are flying over cities in the United States as a thank you to essential workers and those in healthcare fields nationwide.

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