Wednesday Minnesota's sky will be ablaze with a flying thank you to all of those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic response.

The flights are part of a series of nationwide flyovers to say thank you to health care workers, emergency responders, food industry, and other essential workers.

“These flyovers are our way of showing solidarity for those who have stepped forward to serve during this pandemic.  This is a small way that we can salute those at the forefront of the COVID-19 response for their service and sacrifice,” said Maj Gen. Jon Jensen, the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard.

Aware of concerns over cost, these flyovers are aligned with training missions. Here are the two flight plans (times are subject to change due to weather and other issues). The flyovers will be visible in areas surrounding the flight path, the National Guard recommends rooftops and open areas adjacent to buildings for the best view.

Around Rochester be on the lookout for two F-16s from Duluth.

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If you'll be in the cities, watch out for a C-130 and two F-16s.

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The Minnesota National Guard says other sites in the state will be flown over during future flyovers planned for later in the month.