F-15 Eagles will fly over Neskowin Independence Day


Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagles from the 142nd Fighter Wing, Portland Air National Guard Base, Portland, Ore., Diligently maintain their aerospace control alert watch; ready to strike back day or night to defend Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)

Fighter jets from the 142nd Wing out of Portland will cross the sky above Neskowin’s Independence Day morning, a reminder that interceptor planes are ready to defend the Pacific Northwest at any time.

Above is Oregon Air National Guard in-flight GoPro footage of 142nd Fighter Wing F-15 overflights.

F-15 Eagle fighter jets are scheduled to fly over the following locations at the following times on Sunday, July 4:

11:00 am Ridgefield, Washington.

11:15 am Warrenton, Ore.

11:30 am Neskowin, OR – 15 miles from Lincoln City.

11:45 am Creswell, Ore.

11:55 am Turner, Ore.

The plane passes will be approximately 1,000 feet above ground level, moving at an airspeed of 400 mph. Flights may be canceled or schedules changed due to bad weather or operational contingencies.

Colonel David Unruh, commander of 142 Wing, said his airmen were excited to fly over on July 4.

Colonel David Unruh
Colonel David Unruh

“Protecting our nation and our community is a privilege we take seriously. Every day, F-15 Eagles from 142 Wing keep watch. On the anniversary of our independence, we are happy to help celebrate our independence in a very American way, ”said Unruh. “When you look up and see your United States Air National Guard Eagles above you, remember your nation is strong. 142 Wing is proud to be part of your Independence Day celebration.

About 142 Wing:

The Portland Air National Guard Base employs 1,500 Airmen who have an economic impact of nearly $ 500 million in the region. The 142nd Wing defends our homeland with F-15 Eagle fighter jets, guarding the skies of the Pacific Northwest from northern California to the Canadian border through its Aerospace Control Alert mission under the Command of air combat and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Their mission is to provide unparalleled, mission-ready units to maintain combat aerospace superiority and peacetime tasks anytime, anywhere in the service of our nation, state, and community.



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