Biplanes Fly Over Health Care Centers
Last week members of the Commemorative Air Force’s Capital Wing organized a five plane “Covid Flight” flyover of Stafford Hospital, Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Spotsylvania County. They flew vintage PT-17 Stearman biplanes to honor the front line workers at these medical facilities who are fighting the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
The aircraft and their pilots of the Capital Wing, which is based in Culpeper, normally perform at airshows and other events during the spring and summer but these popular events have been cancelled due to the pandemic. Since funds earned at these shows pay for aircraft upkeep, members of the Wing have been volunteering their time and experience in a variety of other skill sets in return for donations to maintain these historic aircraft during the crisis.