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Friday jet flyover is for Veterans Day observance, National Guard advises

With Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation activities going on at the same time as Veterans Day events, the Hawaii National Guard is alerting residents of plans for a jet fighter flyover Friday in honor of veterans.

Officials want to head off any fear that the F-22 Raptor formation is in response to an APEC-related emergency.

“The Hawaii Air National Guard will be conducting a four aircraft F-22 flyover in support of the Veterans Day ceremony at Punchbowl on Friday, Nov. 11,” the Guard said in a release. “The flyover will produce a considerable amount of noise; however, residents should not be alarmed.”

The flyover will occur at about 11 a.m. The jets from the 199th Fighter Squadron will be flying a route over Kahala, following H-1, heading over the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and continuing along the Koolau mountain range.

The Veterans Day flyover has been a tradition for decades, the National Guard noted, but this will be the first flyover with F-22 stealth fighters.

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