mLive reports that the Blue Angels & 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard will conduct flyovers over eight Michigan cities to show support for front-line workers:
The flyovers by the Air National Guard are designed to show solidarity with Michiganders and support for healthcare workers, first responders, military members and other essential personnel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Those flyovers are tentatively scheduled over two days.
The first flyover is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, over the cities of Marquette, Lansing and Flint. A KC-135 Stratotanker, which is a type of mid-air refueling aircraft, will participate. That same day, May 12, one or more A-10 Thunderbolts, also known as “Warthogs,” will fly over the cities of Traverse City, Grand Rapids and Battle Creek.
…On May 12, the U.S. Navy’s legendary Blue Angels will also fly over Detroit. The route and time are scheduled to be released Monday. The last flyover in the series is scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, over Novi and Detroit. Both the A-10 and KC-135 will participate.
Michael took this photo at the 2016 National Cherry Festival (postponed to 2021 btw). See more in his Airshows album on Flickr!