Convincing the Colorado National Guard to Flyover my Town!

Hello everyone!
On Friday May 15th at around 11:27AM, two F-16s blasted through the town of Glenwood Springs to thank local healthcare workers! This flyover was one of the coolest things I have ever seen in a town of only 10,000 people. So how did I get the Colorado National Guard to flyover Glenwood? Well, by simply asking! When the 140th wing announced the flyover two days before they planned to fly between the towns of Kremmling and Rifle as part of the flyover. However, the team was not originally supposed to flyover Glenwood. Rather, to get to Rifle, the planes’ shortest route took them pretty close to the town. So I took to Instagram and simply commented (a couple times since there was some confusion) and asked if they could include the local hospital in the route. Surprisingly, they said they would include Glenwood Springs which was a HUGE shock considering I wasn’t expecting them to respond in the first place. With an exciting event ahead, I skipped a class (with permission and no grade reduction) and mountain biked up the side of a mountain to get some shots! I must say, I was still skeptical that they would flyover so it took me off guard when two F-16s completed the flyover! This was one of the coolest moments I have experienced especially during these troubling times. Now enough of me talking, here are some photos!

All photos were taken with my Canon Rebel T6 (75-300mm lens)

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Dang, that are some nice shots!
Good job convincing them

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What’s the difference between the National Gaurd and the Air Force? Nice photos!

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Correct me if I’m wrong but I think the Air Force works for the country and the National Guard works for the State.


Thank you!

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Oh. So the national gaurd is like a reserve air force?

I am not fully sure, I just googled it. 😂 You’ll have to ask someone else to confirm.

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Oh ok, sounds cool, don’t have anything like that here

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Damn. Nice pics. I tried to get some from one of the empty lots in Silt but by the time I had seen them they were already too far away to get a clean shot.

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Yeah they were going very fast!

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It was pretty cool though. From my spot they looked fairly low over I-70.

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I also live in Colorado and I enjoyed this amazing event too!

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Well, I guess it worked, lucky you!

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Oh I forgot to ask if they went over the Rifle Airport or if you knew?

The power of simply asking, and proof that there’s good in this world. Flying by your local hospital even though it wasn’t in the original flight? That’s uncalled for! It’s cool to see you convinced them to fly over, and you also got some great photos of the flyover!

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They did go over the airport. I think they banked over it to be able to line up for the fly by of the hospital.

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wow that’s awesome! you did a lot of good

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Cool shots! It nice that they flew over you, glad it worked out!

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