Air Guard to fly over nine July 4th paradesPosted: Updated:
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - In what Idaho Air Guard officials say will be a record-setting day, two pairs of A-10 Thunderbolt jets will make nine fly-overs of Independence Day parades on Tuesday across southern Idaho.
The military aircraft from the 190th Fight Squadron of the Air Guard headquartered at Gowen Field in Boise will log more than 440 miles in just over an hour to support nine parades on July 4th.
The towns whose patriotic celebrations will get a thundering show of air support include Buhl, Rupert, Melba, Albion, Caldwell, Hailey, Idaho City, Wilder and Middleton.
The fly-bys will begin at 10:45 a-m in the Magic Valley region and continue until just after noon in the Treasure Valley area.
Commander Colonel Rich Johnson says the fly-overs are made possible by pilots and maintenance crew members who are willing to work on the holiday to support the operation.
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