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WATCH: 122nd Fighter Wing flies over Fort Wayne to salute front line workers

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - If you blinked Tuesday morning, you may have missed four A-10 Warthogs from the 122nd Fighter Wing fly over Fort Wayne.

The scheduled flyover was a way to salute healthcare workers, first responders and other essential workers on the front lines fighting against COVID-19.

Around 11:10 a.m., the 4 Ship of A-10s flew over Lutheran Hospital, then headed over downtown Fort Wayne, the VA and Parkview Randailia at 11:11 a.m., made their way over DuPont and Parkview Regional Medical Center at 11:13 a.m. before looping back over downtown Fort Wayne again at 11:15 a.m.

Air Force Salutes flyovers are a way for the Air National Guard to show appreciation to the thousands of heroes at the front line of battling COVID-19.

The flyovers are also intended to lift morale in cities across America due to the severe health and economic impacts that have resulted from COVID-19.

The Indiana National Guard said these flyovers are incorporated with previously scheduled training missions.

If you look closely, you can see the planes in formation heading over downtown Fort Wayne on our Sky View Network camera:

The Indianapolis flyover is scheduled for Thursday at 10:45 a.m.

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Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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