For the Fourth of July, the Oregon Air National Guard’s F-15 fighter jets will fly over six Oregon cities as well as two in southwest Washington. An altitude of 1,000 feet will be maintained by 142nd Wing jets, which take off from Portland International Airport, where they’ll fly over several July 4 festivals and parades throughout the city. The aces’ “salute” will begin at 10 a.m. Monday in the first community, according to officials.
They’ll be taking off and landing at these locations:
• Lake Oswego, 10 a.m.
• Turner, 10:07 a.m.
• Monmouth, 10:10 a.m.
• Neskowin, on the Oregon Coast, 10:35 a.m.
• Rockaway Beach, 10:40 a.m.
• Clatskanie, 10:50 a.m.
• Camas, Washington, 11 a.m.
• Ridgefield, Washington, 11:06 a.m.
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There’s “no higher honor” for us to honor this great nation on its birthday, said Air Force Col. Todd Hofford, wing commander, in a prepared release, “than to be present, seen, and audible with the air superiority of the F-15 Eagle”. Your hometown Air Force and the 142nd Wing are pleased to serve and protect all of the Pacific Northwest’s communities. Officials have warned that flight paths may have to be delayed or canceled owing to bad weather or other conditions.
Our #Airmen make bold and courageous moves every day to protect the freedoms we celebrate. I’m honored to serve beside you and wish you and your families a happy and safe Independence Day. https://t.co/N57fKndp2Z
— (Archive) Gen. Dave Goldfein (@GenDaveGoldfein) July 4, 2019
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