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Potential Adair Co. addition to Operation American Resolve

By Mike Keltner, Director
Adair County Emergency Management

An out of county friend to our community has reported a potential late addition to the flight plan of Operation American Resolve on Friday, May 1st, 2020.

As part of Operation American Resolve, the Kentucky Air National Guard will potentially fly over a portion of Columbia and Summit Manor Nursing Home at around 3:15-3:30pmCT on Friday afternoon, May 1, 2020, using a pair of Lockheed C-130 Hercules turboprop transport aircraft.

The flight will cross a large portion of Kentucky and, according to the air guard, is part of a nationwide salute to all those supporting the COVID-19 response efforts.

As we all know weather, route and timing could be altered but if you are available it would be worth keeping an eye on the sky over Columbia in that time frame.

This story was posted on 2020-05-01 06:12:35
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Operation American Resolve flight plan

2020-05-01 - Adair Co., KY - Photo courtesy Mike Keltner, Adair Co. Emergency Management.
Mike Keltner writes, "I have attached a map of Operation American Resolve. We hope for the best on this but know the limitations that present with being a late entry to an already planned event. Connections make the world go round, Thanks to all that made this go!"

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Watching for the planes

2020-05-02 - Columbia - Photo by Linda Waggener,
A possible flyover was eagerly watched for in several places in town Friday. Stacey Hatcher Wilson's Community Medical Services location, pictured here, was a popular place and several vehicles lined the parking lot and back area. At the appointed time it was announced the planes were running late, then afterward, that they weren't able to make it over the city.

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