F-16s, B1-B Lancer and F-18 To Fly Over Kern County

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -

To mark the 70th anniversary of Capt. Charles “Chuck” Yeager’s legendary first supersonic flight on Oct. 14, 1947, Edwards Air Force Base is launching two formation flights which are scheduled to pass over Southern California schools October 13. 

 

The first formation – two F-16 Fighting Falcons, a B-1B Lancer and an F-18 Hornet from NASA – will fly on a route over the Antelope Valley and Bakersfield, California. 

 

FACTS ABOUT EACH AIRCRAFT

 

Antelope Valley, CA

Between noon and 12:20 p.m. (approximate)

  • Eastside Elementary School, Lancaster 
  • Enterprise Elementary School, Lancaster 
  • Eastside High School, Lancaster 
  • Joshua Elementary School, Lancaster 
  • Sunnydale Elementary School, Lancaster 
  • Amargosa Creek Middle School, Lancaster 
  • Lancaster High School, Lancaster
  • Westpark Elementary, Rosamond,
  • Rosamond High School, Rosamond

Bakersfield

12:15 to 12:30 (*approximate)

  • Stockdale High School
  • Charles H Castle Elementary School
  • Amy B Seibert Elementary School
  • Planz Elementary School
  • South High School
  • Fairfax Junior High School

 

Tehachapi/Antelope Valley

12:20 to 12:35 p.m. (approximate)

  • Tehachapi High School, Tehachapi
  • Mountain View High School, Mojave
  • Mojave Elementary School, Mojave
  • California City Middle School, California City
  • Muroc Joint Unified School District, North Edwards
  • Boron Elementary School, Boron
  • Boron High School, Boron

 

The second formation – an F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15 Eagle, F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II – is scheduled to fly a flight path over several cities in Southern California, including, San Bernardino, Colton, Riverside, Costa Mesa, Long Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, Granada Hills, and Santa Clarita and Canyon Country.

 

  • Rim of the World High School, Lake Arrowhead
  • Del Rosa Elementary School, San Bernardino
  • Hunt Elementary School, San Bernardino,   
  • Pacific High School, San Bernardino
  • Anton Elementary School, San Bernardino
  • Bradley Elementary School, San Bernardino
  • E Neal Roberts Elementary School, San Bernardino
  • Anderson Elementary School, San Bernardino
  • H. Frank Dominguez Elementary School, San Bernardino
  • Soar Charter Academy, San Bernardino
  • Washington High School, Colton
  • Birney Elementary, Colton
  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, Colton
  • Grand Terrace Elementary School, Grand Terrace
  • Grand Terrace High School, Grand Terrace
  • Highgrove Elementary School, Riverside
  • University Heights Middle School, Riverside
  • John W. North High School, Riverside
  • Alcott Elementary School, Riverside
  • Victoria Elementary School, Riverside
  • Raincross High School, Riverside
  • Washington Elementary School, Riverside
  • Melinda Heights Elementary School, Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Del Lago Elementary School, Mission Viejo
  • Lake Forest Elementary School, Lake Forest
  • La Madera Elementary School, Lake Forest
  • Serrano Intermediate School, Lake Forest,
  • Paularino Elementary School, Costa Mesa
  • Cox Elementary School, Fountain Valley
  • Kazuo Masuda School, Fountain Valley
  • Vista View Middle School, Fountain Valley
  • Circle View Elementary School, Huntington Beach
  • Marina High School, Huntington Beach
  • Grace Lutheran School, Huntington Beach
  • J.H. McGaugh Elementary School, Seal Beach
  • Lowell Elementary School, Long Beach
  • Mann Elementary School, Long Beach
  • Luther Burbank Elementary School, Long Beach
  • Lincoln Elementary School, Long Beach
  • Roosevelt Elementary School, Long Beach
  • George Washington Middle School, Long Beach
  • Wilmington Park Elementary School, Wilmington
  • Wilmington Park Early Education Center, Wilmington
  • Fries Avenue Elementary School, Wilmington
  • Normont Elementary Schoolt, Harbor City
  • Harbor City Elementary School, Harbor City
  • Fleming Middle School, Lomita
  • Dapplegray Elementary School, Rolling Hills Estates
  • Soleado Elementary Schoolr, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates
  • Vista Grande Elementary School, Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Lunada Bay Elementary School, Palos Verdes Estates
  • Sumac Elementary School, Agoura Hills
  • Oak Park High School, Oak Park
  • Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park
  • Wood Ranch Elementary School, Simi Valley
  • Madera Elementary School, Simi Valley
  • Sinaloa Middle School, Simi Valley
  • Park View Elementary School, Simi Valley
  • Justin Elementary School, Simi Valley
  • Vista Elementary School, Simi Valley
  • Santa Susana High School, Simi Valley
  • Garden Grove Elementary School, Simi Valley
  • Santa Susana Elementary School, Simi Valley
  • Knolls Elementary School, Simi Valley
  • El Oro Way Elementary School, Granada Hills
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church & School, Granada Hills,
  • Van Gogh Elementary School, Granada Hills
  • Dr. J. Michael McGrath Elementary School, Newhall
  • Valley View Elementary School, Newhall
  • Leona Cox Elementary, Santa Clarita
  • Joe Walker Middle School, Palmdale
  • Greg Anderson Academy, Palmdale
  • Highland High School, Palmdale
  • Desert Willow Intermediate School, Palmdale
  • Palmdale Aerospace Academy, Palmdale

 

 

Both flights paths will be at an altitude low enough for easy viewing by the public, and will take place between noon and 1 p.m.

The flights are part of a two-day event -- an Edwards AFB Family Day Oct. 13 and the Run with History event Oct. 14 – that mark both the 70th anniversary of supersonic flight and the U.S. Air Force’s 70th Birthday.

At 11 a.m. Oct. 13, a ceremony will pay homage to the milestone flight made seven decades ago. Yeager is expected to be present during the event, and retired Brig. Gen. Robert Cardenas who flew the B-29 carried the X-1 will speak during the ceremony. Also (Astronaut from NASA).

For more information about the Edwards 70th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight celebration, go to 70ssf.412tw.us/

 

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