HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, MA — The 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts National Guard, and the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont National Guard, are scheduled to perform a flyover for the Red Sox home opener on Thursday at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox will host the Baltimore Orioles in the opening-day match up, on March 30 at 2 p.m.
The four-aircraft flight, two F-35As, and two F-15Cs will conduct the flyover during the opening ceremony.
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.
ABOUT THE 104TH FIGHTER WING: 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.