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Air National Guard jets plan Memorial Day flyovers

COUTESY PHOTO: SCOTT WOLFF OF FIGHTERSWEEP.COM
 - Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle fighter jets from both the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, and the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, will fly over Memorial Day ceremonies around the state on Monday.Fighter jets with Oregon’s Air National Guard will do 10 flyovers Monday for Memorial Day ceremonies across the state.

F-15 Eagle fighter jets from both the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls, and the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, will do flyovers for, among others, the NCAA men’s golf championships in Eugene and the Willamette National Cemetery ceremony in Portland.

On Monday, May 30, the 173rd Fighter Wing will fly over:

• 11:03 a.m., NCAA Men's Golf Championship, Eugene.

• 11:20 a.m., Memorial Day Ceremony, Eagle Point.

• 11:35 a.m., Memorial Day Ceremony, Klamath Falls.

• 11:50 a.m., Veterans Memorial Ceremony, Gold Beach.

• 12:10 p.m., Memorial Day Ceremony, Riverside Park, Grants Pass.

• 12:20 p.m., Memorial Day Ceremony, Grants Pass.

Also on Monday, the 142nd Fighter Wing will fly over:

• 10:12 a.m., Willamette National Cemetery Memorial Day Program, Portland.

• 10:30 a.m., city of Wasco.

• 11:10 a.m., Memorial Day Ceremony Veterans Memorial Park, Beaverton.

• 11:15 a.m., Crescent Grove Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony, Tigard.

Jets will fly at about 1,000 feet above ground level and nearly 400 mph airspeed. Flights could be canceled or times changed due to inclement weather or other issues.

The Oregon Air National Guar’s 142nd Fighter Wing guards the Pacific Northwest skies from Northern California to the Canadian border. The 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premier F-15 pilot training school.