Watch 6 Vintage WWII Era Fighter Planes Take to the Skies Over Boise
The three day, Memorial Day Weekend is sneaking up on us. You may be headed up 55 to celebrate the unofficial start of summer in McCall, camping or just sticking close to the Treasure Valley. If you're in town on Monday morning, you're in for quite the treat!
The Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa is preparing for their annual Memorial Day Flyover recognizing the service and sacrifice of Treasure Valley Veterans and honoring the healthcare heroes who've worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. As part of the tribute, six WWII era fighter planes will fly over eleven different cemeteries and hospitals from Nampa to Boise. The flyover starts just before 11 a.m. and will pass by the side (south or west) of each of the hospitals. Here's a look at the route:
- 10:59 a.m. - Saint Al's Nampa
- 11:00 a.m. - Kohlerlawn Cemetery
- 11:03 a.m. - Kleiner Park
- 11:04 a.m. - St. Al's Eagle/Merrill Park
- 11:11 a.m. - Veterans Cemetery
- 11:13 a.m. - Morris Hill Cemetery
- 11:14 a.m. - St. Luke's Boise/Boise VA
- 11:15 a.m. - Veterans Memorial Park
- 11:16 a.m. - Cloverdale Cemetery
Right now, the aircraft list includes three P-40 planes and three P-51 planes. It'll be led by Boise's Mark Peterson in "Diamondback," one of the P-51s. The other pilots hale from Idaho and California.
The Warhawk Air Museum is typically closed on Mondays, but as part of their Memorial Day plans they will be open with discounted admission! Tickets are just $5 on Monday, May 31. Kids age six and under are FREE!