NEWS | July 1, 2021

Colorado Air National Guard flyovers support Independence Day celebrations

FOR RELEASE: Thursday, July 1, 2021

CONTACT: Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, ng.co.coarng.list.militarysupport@mail.mil, 720-250-1053

BUCKLEY SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. – The Colorado Air National Guard will support Independence Day observances with F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft flyovers July 4, 2021.

The flyovers showcase the investment in the readiness and modernization of our force.

“It is truly a privilege to join our local communities in celebration of Independence Day,” U.S. Air Force Col. Micah Fesler, commander, 140th Wing, said. “May the sound of freedom tearing across the skies evoke pride in the things that unite us as a Nation, as well as honor the self-evident truths and inalienable rights codified within our Declaration of Independence.”

The 140th Wing will launch the jets from Buckley Space Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, at around 10:00 a.m. The formation of fighters will fly over select Colorado communities until approximately noon when they will return to base.

Approximate locations and times where the aircraft will perform flyovers are:

Lake City - 10:24 a.m.

Silverton - 10:27 a.m.

Telluride - 10:30 a.m.  

Redstone -10:40 a.m.

New Castle - 10:44 a.m.

Eagle - 10:57 a.m.

Vail -11:01 a.m.

Grand Lake - 11:08 a.m.

Windsor - 11:21 a.m.

Westminster - 11:29 a.m.

All times and locations are approximate. Due to safety considerations, weather and visibility can impact the flyover schedule, including cancellation.

The aircraft may also be seen between scheduled locations as they transition between Independence Day celebrations.

Event coordinators from the locations receiving flyovers requested support from the Air Force’s Aerial Events Office in Washington, D.C.

Flyovers are conducted at no additional cost to the taxpayer and serve as training for our pilots.

Coloradans should follow current state and local COVID-19 restrictions while observing the flyovers.