The 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts National Guard is scheduled to conduct a flyover of the Boston Marathon route in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
On Monday, April 17, 2023 at approximately 8:55 a.m. the fighter jets will soar over Hopkinton and continue along the marathon route.
The two-aircraft flight will trace the marathon route to honor those lost and injured in the bombings, while celebrating the City of Boston and The Commonwealth of Massachusetts who showed the
nation and the world that we are Boston Strong.
The flyovers performed by the 104th Fighter Wing’s F-15 Eagles during any special events serve as an additional training opportunity for the pilots and ground crews, and are scheduled if the operational mission allows, as part of the regular annual flying training plan.
The 104th Fighter Wing is made up of highly-trained personnel ready to provide Air Superiority on-demand anywhere in the world with 21 assigned F-15C Eagle Aircraft. The 104th is trained to provide 24/7 Aerospace Control Alert, providing armed F-15 fighters ready to scramble in a moment’s notice to protect the Northeast United States from any airborne threat, security for one-quarter of the nation’s population and over one-third of the Gross Domestic Product.
The Wing is always on call for emergency response to include security, logistics, communications, explosive ordnance disposal, firefighting, and medical support to the nation and Commonwealth of Massachusetts.