WATCH: Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing flies over Austin in honor of Memorial Day

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UPDATE: 4 p.m. Monday

The Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing flew over Austin Monday afternoon.

(Report It: Jo Ann Kostet)

The route included flying over downtown Austin.

KXAN had photojournalists in place at the University of Texas at Austin, facing the State Capitol and at the Texas State Cemetery.

UPDATE 3 p.m. Monday

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing has completed its tour through San Antonio and has landed in San Marcos.

The flyover is expected to continue through Austin and the surrounding areas in the next hour — pending weather conditions are safe for flight.

UPDATE 1 p.m. Monday

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing isn’t giving up on the Memorial Day flyover, but the event set for Austin and San Antonio has been delayed again due to weather.

The crew will start the flyover in San Antonio at a time to be announced.

UPDATE 10 a.m. Monday

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The commemorative Memorial Day flyover scheduled for Austin and San Antonio Monday is currently delayed due to weather.

The Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing announced in a recent update that it still plans to fly over the intended areas in both San Antonio and Austin.

The targeted flight plan with the original start times are listed below:

Time on Target – San Antonio (was 10 a.m.)

:10 – Canyon Lake
:21 – Camp Stanley
:24 – UTSA
:26 – USAA
:27 – UT Health Science Center
:28 – Southwest Research Institute
:30 – Wilford Hall
:34 – Southwest General Hospital
:36 – Stinson Field
:39 – Alamo
:41 – Fort Sam Houston and Brooks Army Medical Center
:47 – Randolph Air Force Base
:52 – Downtown New Braunfels
:58 – Downtown San Marcos

Time on Target – Austin (was 12 p.m.)

:04 – Kyle
:07 – Buda
:12 – State Capitol
:12 – University of Texas at Austin
:13 – Dell Children’s Medical Center
:15 – Texas State Cemetery
:17 – VA Hospital
:19 – Interstate Highway 35 South/State Highway 71
:20 – St. David’s Medical Center
:26 – Round Rock
:29 – Georgetown
:31 – Lake Georgetown
:43 – Burnet
:56 – Leander
:57 – Cedar Park
1:02 – Lake Travis
1:06 – Highway 360 Bridge
1:08 – Camp Mabry
1:08 – Ascension Seton Medical Center/Austin State Hospital
1:09 – Lake Austin
1:14 – Ascension Seton Southwest
1:16 – Oak Hill

Original Story

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A number of flight groups are planning a Monday flyover of Austin and San Antonio to “commemorate Memorial Day and to lift the spirits of all those affected by the COVID-19 crisis,” according to the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing.

It — along with the Texas Hill Wing Commemorative Air Force, Commemorative Air Force B-25 Devil Dog, Commemorative Air Force Aircraft Restoration Group and The Highland Lakes Squadron — are planning to fly over San Antonio from 10 a.m. to noon and Austin from noon to 2 p.m., weather permitting.

There aren’t expected to be too many showers and thunderstorms early in the day Monday, but there is heavy cloud cover, according to the KXAN weather team’s forecast.

Memorial Day flight plan (Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing Photo)
Memorial Day flight plan (Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing Photo)

Updates to the flight can be found on the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing Facebook page.

These groups restore, maintain and fly combat aircraft, some of which date to World War II.

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