Apr. 28—While the 2021 Armed Forces Day celebration won’t include a fly-in at McAlester Regional Airport, some military aircraft pilots still intend to participate in AFD activities.
During the Armed Forces Day Parade, set to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, in Downtown McAlester, pilots plan to fly several military aircraft over the parade route, said AFD Chairman Jeff Wolf.
Members of the 138th TFW, Tactical Fighter Wing have accepted an invitation to fly over the Armed Forces Day parade route, Wolf said. The group plans to bring some F-16 Fighting Falcons to fly over the parade route, he said.
“We’re going to have some vintage warbirds from World War II,” Wolf added, with aircraft used for training during World War II planning to make the flight to McAlester for a flyover during the parade.
Also, Wolf said an aircraft used as an observation plane during the Vietnam War era has…