Honoring health care heroes

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Flyover recognizes frontline workers from the skies

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  • Pilots from the local Experimental Aircraft Association chapter flew 18 aircraft over Hill Country Memorial Hospital to honor local healthcare workers for their ongoing efforts and sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic last Thursday morning. Hospital workers watched as several groups of aircraft flew over their hospital in their honor. At left, the planes formed a colorful grouping against the Hill Country sky. More photos can be seen on page C/D1. — Standard-Radio Post/Samuel Sutton
    Pilots from the local Experimental Aircraft Association chapter flew 18 aircraft over Hill Country Memorial Hospital to honor local healthcare workers for their ongoing efforts and sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic last Thursday morning. Hospital workers watched as several groups of aircraft flew over their hospital in their honor. At left, the planes formed a colorful grouping against the Hill Country sky. More photos can be seen on page C/D1. — Standard-Radio Post/Samuel Sutton
  • Seven members of the Falcon Flight Formation Team from Austin participated in the flyover for healthcare workers on Thursday. Flying with the team are, from left, Bobby “Luke” Lucroy and Bobby “Rippster” Ripps. Back row, Bobby ‘Bogey” Brewer; Ron “Shorts” Walker; Chris “Tron” Walker; Jim “Flagman” Averett and Mike “Bones” McCoy. — Submitted photo
    Seven members of the Falcon Flight Formation Team from Austin participated in the flyover for healthcare workers on Thursday. Flying with the team are, from left, Bobby “Luke” Lucroy and Bobby “Rippster” Ripps. Back row, Bobby ‘Bogey” Brewer; Ron “Shorts” Walker; Chris “Tron” Walker; Jim “Flagman” Averett and Mike “Bones” McCoy. — Submitted photo
  • Hill Country Memorial Hospital teammates were honored on Thursday morning with a special flyover. Four waves of aircraft flew from the Gillespie County Airport to the Der Stadt Friedhof cemetery and then over Marktplatz, H-E-B and the hospital. — Standard-Radio Post/ McKenzie Moellering
    Hill Country Memorial Hospital teammates were honored on Thursday morning with a special flyover. Four waves of aircraft flew from the Gillespie County Airport to the Der Stadt Friedhof cemetery and then over Marktplatz, H-E-B and the hospital. — Standard-Radio Post/ McKenzie Moellering
  • Two Cessna 305 Bird Dog planes land on runway at the Gillespie County Airport after the flyover. — Photo by Lindy Segall
    Two Cessna 305 Bird Dog planes land on runway at the Gillespie County Airport after the flyover. — Photo by Lindy Segall
  • Fred Mooney, a member of the local Experimental Aircraft Association, acted as the airboss for the fly over. Mooney and other coordinated the effort to honor healthcare heroes.
    Fred Mooney, a member of the local Experimental Aircraft Association, acted as the airboss for the fly over. Mooney and other coordinated the effort to honor healthcare heroes.
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