Good news! New Jersey is having another flyover, this time courtesy of the Air National Guard, and it’s going to cover much more of our state than the first. When the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels made their rounds, the route covered the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas…Englewood Cliffs, Newark, Trenton, Camden, Haddonfield, etcetera, but not much else. The goal was to cover areas of our state that were most significantly impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, to honor our brave front line workers.

This flight is also intended to honor those workers, but it will cover a larger area and is exclusive to New Jersey. It will last for approximately one to two hours and will fly over key COVID-19 locations across New Jersey, including testing sites, state veterans’ homes, hospitals, and mortuary affairs. The planes will fly over two of New Jersey’s hardest hit Veterans’ Homes (in Edison and in Paramus), testing centers at Kean University, Bergen Community College, and the PNC Bank Arts Center, and hospitals in Atlantic City, Edison, the Meadowlands, and Newark. Here’s what you need to know:

The flyover schedule, according to the Guard:

Sea Girt – 11:30 a.m.
PNC Arts Center in Holmdel – 11:35 a.m.
Millstone (state Mortuary Affairs site)– 11:40 a.m.
N.J. Convention Center in Edison (field hospital site)– 11:45 a.m.
Menlo Park (Veterans Home) – 11:46 – a.m.
Kean University in Union (testing center) – 11:48 a.m.
University Hospital in Newark – 11:48 a.m.
Expo Center, East Rutherford (field hospital site) – 11:49 a.m.
Bergen County College in Paramus (testing center) – 11:51 a.m.
Vets Haven North, Glen Gardner – 12:01 p.m.
New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Lawrenceville – 12:07 p.m.
Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital – 12:13 p.m.
U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May – 12:27 p.m.
Atlantic City Convention Center (testing center) – 12:32 p.m.

Times may vary by 15 minutes, and the rain date (if necessary) will be May 13. The flyover is part of the nationwide Air Force Salutes Flyover event and is meant to boost morale. Will you be looking up?

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