Friday, April 24, 2020 : Local Pilots Take to the Skies to Honor Medical Professionals


UPDATE 04/23/2020 : The VA La Jolla is on the list published by Ranch and Coast on 04/22; but is not on the list posted by 10 News. In today’s report from 10News … “Planes cannot flyover Scripps La Jolla and Scripps Mercy San Diego due to flight path restrictions, according to an email to Scripps employees.” UCCA regrets any confusion caused by conflicting reports. Refer to 10News posted on 04/23/2020 at

As reported by Ranch and Coast on 04/22/2020 : More than 25 aircraft are taking to the skies this Friday (April 24, 2020) to perform flybys of many local hospitals to honor our medical professionals across San Diego County. Pilots from the San Diego Salute – Formation Flying Team, Plus One Flyers, Allen Airways Museum, Commemorative Air Force Air Group One, San Diego Sky Tours, San Diego Antique Aircraft Association, and more will be flying aircraft including a 1940s-era American pre-World War II Stearman trainer, a Piper Cub, 1941 L-3 Aeronca World War II observer plane, Bonanzas, Cirruses, Cessnas, Mooneys, Great Lakes Biplanes, and a Pitts S-1S. A mass formation finale by the Southern California Performance Formation Team will feature U.S. former military aircraft and aerobatic aircraft including a T-34A/B, Turbine Legend, Marchetti S.211 jet-powered military trainer aircraft, SIAI-Marchetti SF.260, RV-4/6/10, and Harmon Rocket. Money Aerial Media and Aerial Advertising are also generously flying a banner tow with a special message for our healthcare workers.

The tentative flyover schedule:

  • 10:05-10:15 am — Pomerado Hospital
  • 10:10-10:25 am — Scripps Green Hospital
  • 10:10-10:25 am — VA La Jolla
  • 10:15-10:20 am — Palomar Hospital
  • 10:15-10:30 am — Sharp Memorial Hospital/ Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
  • 10:20-10:35 am — SD County Psychiatric
  • 10:20-10:35 am — Downtown San Diego
  • 10:25-10:40 am — Scripps Chula Vista Hospital
  • 10:30-10:40 am — Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
  • 10:30-10:45 am — Sharp Grossmont Hospital

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