(La Porte, IN) - Parade organizers say there will be a military flyover for the parade. In fact, there will be a couple of them.
The traditional visit by the big guns, namely two A-10 Warthogs, is scheduled for 10:15 Sunday morning. The Thunderbolts are part of the 122nd Fighter Wing out of Fort Wayne.
According to parade co-chair Joy Zigler, with post-pandemic military planning being what it is, the morning flyover was the best they could do. Fortunately, the Kiwanis Club is hosting a Kids Korner activity zone at Plaza 618 all morning, so downtown spectators will have things to while they look to the skies over Lincolnway.
The parade itself, however, will not lack air support. At the beginning of the parade, vintage aircraft will fly the parade route. To honor first responders, a medical helicopter from the Lutheran Air flight program will fly over, as well.