(CBS4) – The Colorado Air National Guard will join Independence Day observances and celebrations with F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft flyovers on Sunday.

A Colorado Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off from Buckley Space Force Base, June 12, 2021. (credit: U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austin Harvill)

The 140th Wing will launch the fighter jets from Buckley Space Force Base in Aurora around 10 a.m. and return around noon.

The approximate locations and times where the formation of fighters will perform flyovers are:

  • Lake City – 10:24 a.m.
  • Silverton – 10:27 a.m.
  • Telluride – 10:30 a.m.
  • Redstone -10:40 a.m.
  • New Castle – 10:44 a.m.
  • Eagle – 10:57 a.m.
  • Vail -11:01 a.m.
  • Grand Lake – 11:08 a.m.
  • Windsor – 11:21 a.m.
  • Westminster – 11:29 a.m.

All times and locations are approximate. Weather and visibility can impact the flyover schedule, or force it to be canceled.

“The flyovers showcase the investment in the readiness and modernization of our force,” officials stated. “Flyovers are conducted at no additional cost to the taxpayer and serve as training for our pilots.”

Anica Padilla