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Warbirds to flyover in honor of first responders May 22

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On Friday, May 22, there will be a warbird flyover in honor of first responders starting from Addison, flying up over Plano to Baylor Scott & White in Plano and across Dallas, ending at Dallas Love Field.

“We wanted to show how much we appreciate all of our first responders, front-line medical workers and essential employees during this time of COVID-19 crisis,” said Addison Director of Communications Mary Rosenbleeth . “We thought that since the Blue Angels missed the city of Addison, a flyover of the wonderful, historic planes from Cavanaugh Flight Museum would be a great tribute to the hard work of our citizens.”

The Friday, May 22 flyover will originate at Addison Airport at 11 a.m., and will end at Addison Airport at approximately 12:30 p.m.

The flyover will consist of a collection of the historic warplanes from Cavanaugh’s extensive collection, including a B-25, P-40 and T-6 formation, as well as a rarely seen privately owned Beechcraft Starship (one of four in the world) and the T-37 Tweet owned by the Service Air Corps. Participating planes are subject to change.

After passing a cadre of Addison first responders gathered on the ramp at Cavanaugh Flight Museum, the planes will take off from Addison Airport at 11 a.m. and gather in air space north of the town. The formation will circle seven area hospitals and fly down Belt Line Road as well as Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. The planes will fly over Addison once more as they prepare for landing at the Addison airport at approximately 12:30 p.m. The planned route and timeline is below.

Addison Airport partnered with locally-based Million Air Dallas to provide fuel for the flyover.

Carrollton Regional Medical Center: 11:30 AM
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Plano TX: 11:34 AM
Belt Line Road: 11:37 AM
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano: 11:40 AM
Medical City Dallas: 11:45 AM
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas: 11:48 AM
Baylor University Medical Center: 11:52 AM
VA North Texas Health Care System (VA Hospital Lancaster/Dallas): 11:57 AM
DFW National Cemetery: 12:03 PM
Dallas Love Field: 12:10 PM

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