When to see CT National Guard’s flyover at hospitals today
The Connecticut National Guard will be saluting our medical workers during a flyover Thursday at a number of state hospitals and health-care facilities.
The Guard will be flying big C-130 transport planes as they make their way across Connecticut during Operation American Resolve.
"Defending the homeland has taken a new shape, and the Connecticut National Guard is proud to serve alongside the first responders and essential personnel in the COVID-19 response efforts," said Maj. Gen. Francis Evon, the Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard.
"This is our way of showing appreciation to the thousands of heroes at the front line battling COVID-19. We are humbled by their sacrifices."
Gov. Ned Lamont said, "There are so many front line workers across Connecticut providing care for people who have been impacted by the pandemic, and this is our way of saluting them and saying thank you. They are true heroes, and the amount of good they are providing our state is immeasurable."
Connecticut residents are recommended to observe the flyover from the safety of their home, maintain social distancing, and avoid large gatherings in accordance with local health officials.
The guard’s 103rd Airlift Wing has estimated the times the planes will be flying over the hospitals during Operation American Resolve. Note: these times are estimates and could change.
Torrington 11:08 a.m.
Sharon 11:13 a.m.
Waterbury 11:21 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Danbury 11:27 a.m.
Greenwich 11:34 a.m.
Stamford 11:36 a.m.
Norwalk 11:37 a.m.
New Canaan 11:39 a.m.
Bridgeport 11:43 a.m. and 12:09 p.m.
New Haven 11:48 a.m.
Derby 11:50 a.m.
Wallingford 11:55 a.m.
Meriden 11:57 a.m.
Hartford 12:08 p.m.
Farmington 12:18 p.m.
New Britain 12:19 p.m.
Bristol 12:20 p.m.
Manchester 12:23 p.m.
Vernon 12:24 p.m.
Middletown 12:25 p.m.
New London 12:32 p.m.
Norwich 12:36 p.m.
Windham 12:40 p.m.
Putnam 12:45 p.m.
Stafford Springs 12:51 p.m.
Enfield 12:56 p.m.
According to Military.com, the C-130 Hercules has been in service for more than half a century. Designed specifically to transport troops and equipment in the combat zone via airdrop or short runways, the Hercules operates throughout the U.S. Air Force serving with Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Pacific Air Forces, Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve Command, fulfilling a wide range of operational missions in both peace and war situations.
The four-engine aircraft made by Lockheed-Martin, can carry a maximum payload of 44,000 pounds. It can fly at 400 mph and has a rnge of 2,000 miies. A crew of six includes two pilots, a loadmaster, flight engineer and navigator.