142nd Wing Vice Commander, Colonel Bill Kopp, said the wing is proud to conduct the flyovers. “We are Oregon’s home town Air Force and we have roots in the community that we strive to support and protect. We want to share in these local celebrations of our nation’s armed forces history and demonstrate our resolve to carry on. We do this with our United States Air National Guard Eagles flying overhead in attendance.”
The F-15 Eagle fighter jets are scheduled to conduct flyovers at the following community locations at, or around, the designated times on Thursday, 11 November:
11:00 a.m. Estacada, Ore.
11:15 a.m. The Dalles, Ore.
11:40 a.m. Albany, Ore.
12:00 p.m. Tillamook, Ore.
All passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level and about 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or operational contingencies.
About the 142nd Wing:
The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,500 Airmen who provide an economic impact of nearly $500 million to the region. The 142nd Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the Pacific Northwest skies from northern California to the Canadian border through their Aerospace Control Alert mission as part of Air Combat Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide unequalled, mission-ready units to sustain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasking any time, any place in service to our nation, state and community.