Maine Guard Flyovers Continue Today In Downeast & Northern Areas
Operation American Resolve, an aerial salute to Maine's healthcare workers by the Maine Guard's 101st Air Refueling Wing will continue today, and as an added bonus there's plenty of blue sky to fly through.
"We are looking forward to continuing our tribute and are pleased that we were able to make some additions to the flight path," said Col. Frank Roy, commander of the 101st.
Today's route will see the KC-135 Stratotanker, the plane that refuels fighter jets, travel from Bar Harbor to Machias, and then all the way up north to Fort Kent and then back down to Dover-Foxcroft in the central part of the state.
Here is the full flight path for today's Operation American Resolve:
MDI Hospital / Bar Harbor ��� 11:15am
Down East Community Hospital / Machias - 11:25am
Houlton Regional Hospital / Houlton - 11:52am
Aroostook Medical Center / Presque Isle - 12:03pm
Loring - 12:09pm
St. John River Valley – 12:11pm
Northern Maine Medical Center / Fort Kent - 12:23pm
Cary Medical Center / Caribou - 12:32pm
Millinocket Regional Hospital / Millinocket - 12:51pm
Penobscot Valley Hospital / Lincoln - 12:58pm
Mayo Regional Hospital / Dover-Foxcroft - 1:07pm
This past Tuesday the KC-135 Stratotanker flew between Portland and Ellsworth before making it's way to Bangor, and it stayed right on time, so make sure that your outside and looking up at the times listed above.
We think that this is a terrific way to spotlight and take notice of healthcare and other essential workers here in Maine who are on the very front line in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.