F-16 Flyovers To Thank Healthcare Workers Continues Friday


Friday, May 1st 2020, 7:18 am
By: Shannon Rousseau


Pilots will once again fly across Oklahoma Friday to honor the heroes fighting COVID-19 on the frontlines.

Just like Thursday, four F-16 jets will flyover Green Country hospitals to thank the state's healthcare workers. They will start in Wagoner at 2:10 p.m. and end at the Tulsa Health Department at 3:35 p.m. 

"This is our way of showing our gratitude and thanks to all of the doctors, nurses, medical staff, and first responders who are selflessly and tirelessly working to keep Oklahoma safe and healthy during this pandemic," Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, adjutant general for Oklahoma, said previously about the flight missions. "Thank you for your service to the people of our great state, and for showing how strong Oklahoma can be when we are all working together."   

Residents of the area are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines of promoting social distancing and wearing a facemask while in public to view the flyover. 

The locations and approximate times for the flyover Friday, May 1st include:

Bartlesville- 10:20-10:40 a.m. (Jane Phillips Hospital)

Wagoner - 2:10 p.m. (Wagoner Community Hospital)

Eufaula - 2:18 p.m. (Eufaula Indian Health Center)

McAlester - 2:23 p.m. (McAlester Regional Health Center)

Stigler - 2:30 p.m. (Haskell County Hospital)

Sallisaw - 2:34 p.m. (Sequoyah County Hospital)

Stilwell - 2:38 p.m. (Stilwell Memorial Hospital)

Tahlequah - 2:41 p.m. (Northeastern Health System Hospital)

Grove - 2:49 p.m. (Integris Grove Hospital)

Miami - 2:53 p.m. (Integris Miami Hospital)

Nowata - 3:00 p.m. (Jane Phillips Nowata Health Center)

Vinita - 3:05 p.m. (Craig General Hospital)

Pryor - 3:25 p.m. (Pryor Hillcrest Hospital)

Claremore -

  1. Claremore Regional Hospital - 3:28 p.m.
  2. Claremore Indian Hospital - 3:29 p.m.
  3. Oklahoma Veterans Center Claremore - 3:31 p.m.

Tulsa - 3:35 p.m. (Tulsa Health Department, James O. Goodwin Health Center) 

The men and women of the 138th FW are proud to continue a tradition of excellence in answering the call from the state and the nation by maintaining combat forces that are organized, equipped, trained and ready for mobilization and deployment as needed to support state and national security objectives. The 138th FW, which is the second largest F-16 Air National Guard Fighter Wing in the nation, has deployed in support of Operations Provide Comfort, Northern Watch, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Enduring Freedom and Freedom's Sentinel.