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Douglas C-53D
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18 old-school planes will take flight over L.A. this Memorial Day weekend

The flyover will pass by hospitals and cemeteries all across SoCal.


Disappointed by how quickly last week’s Thunderbirds flyover was over? A group dedicated to the preservation of historic military aircraft has your back.

On Monday, May 25, the Commemorative Air Force Inland Empire Wing will orchestrate Memorial Day: Operation SoCal Strong, an aerial salute to veterans and frontline health care workers. According to NBC Los Angeles, the nonprofit has assembled a low, slow and smoke-trail–filled fleet of 18 military planes, including a WWII-era Douglas C-53D at the front as well as C-47 transports, P-40 Warhawks and P-51 Mustangs.

The flyover will pass by hospitals and cemeteries all across SoCal, starting in Loma Linda around noon and then making its way through Riverside and Orange Counties. The fleet should arrive in L.A. County just after 12:30pm, starting in Long Beach and then cruising up the coast for the next 20 minutes or so before turning inland.

Check out the full schedule and route below.

12pm: Loma Linda Medical Center
12:05pm: Riverside National Cemetery
12:15pm: Turning Point Treatment Center
12:19pm: St. Joseph Hospital and CHOC Children’s
12:22pm: John Wayne Airport
12:24pm: Pacific View Memorial Park
12:25pm: Newport Beach
12:32pm: VA Long Beach Healthcare System
12:35pm: Queen Mary
12:37pm: USS Iowa
12:38pm: Green Hills Memorial Park
12:39pm: Zamperini Field Airport
12:43pm: LAX
12:45pm: Santa Monica Airport
12:46pm: Los Angeles National Cemetery
12:47pm: UCLA Medical Center
12:52pm: USC Medical Center
12:58pm: City of Hope
1:07pm: Chino Airport

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