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Moody Air Force Base will honor Big Bend, South Georgia healthcare workers Friday with hospital flyovers

Posted at 10:59 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 11:29:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — On Friday, May 15, the Big Bend and South Georgia will be treated to flyovers featuring aircraft from Moody Air Force Base.

Aircraft assigned to the 23d Wing are scheduled to conduct flyovers for select hospitals in south Georgia and north Florida communities to show solidarity and support for healthcare professionals amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Friday, May 15.

A-10C Thunderbolt IIs with the 75th Fighter Squadron, HC-130J Combat King IIs with the 71st Rescue Squadron and HH-60G Pavehawks with the 41st Rescue Squadron will fly over respective hospitals in Valdosta, Tifton, Albany, Moultrie, Thomasville and Tallahassee.

The specific times/airframes are:

Tifton – Tifton Regional Medical Center – 1:25 p.m. (2) A-10s
Albany – Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital – 1:33 p.m. (2) A-10s
Moultrie – Colquitt Regional Medical Center – 1:41 p.m. (2) A-10s
Thomasville – Archbold Medical Center – 1:46 p.m. (2) A-10s
Tallahassee – Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare – 1:52 p.m. (2) A-10s
Valdosta – South Georgia Medical Center – 2:07 p.m. (2) A-10s; 2:15 p.m. (1) HC-130 & (2) HH-60s

“Team Moody is honored to conduct this flyover for the healthcare professionals who continue to selflessly support our communities on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19,” said Col. Dan Walls, 23d Wing commander. “The time, dedication and sacrifice that these men and women have invested in this fight is what makes them heroes; this fly over is a small tribute and our way to say thank you.”

Anyone living in or around these hospitals should be able to watch the flyovers and are encourage to refrain from traveling to landmarks, hospitals or gathering in large groups to see the flyover.

Onlookers can get updates on the flyovers from Moody’s official Facebook: