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Flyover planned over KRH facilities

A C-130 aircraft from the 120th Airlift Wing, Montana Air National Guard, will perform a flyover of Columbia Falls, Whitefish, Kalispell, and Polson on Wednesday, May 6. The purpose of the flyover is to demonstrate the Department of the Air Force's continued readiness during the national COVID-19 response, while saluting the American heroes in the forefront in the fight against COVID-19. 

The C-130  will be one of two planes that are being dispatched from Great Falls to honor our heroes. One will cover the eastern part of the state as far as Glendive, while the other will travel along the hi-line before reaching the Flathead Valley and continuing on to Missoula, Butte, and Helena.

"We are very thankful to the Montana Air National Guard, both for their service to our state and for the support they are showing our medical staff," says Craig Lambrecht, M.D., President and CEO of Kalispell Regional Healthcare. "The collaborative efforts of all those on the front lines fighting this virus has managed to flatten the curve in Montana. Thanks to their work, we are now in a great position going forward."

The flyover is expected to be over KRH clinics in Columbia Falls at approximately 11:35 a.m., North Valley Hospital at 11:40, Kalispell Regional Medical Center at 11:45, and Polson Health at 11:55.