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The 419th Fighter Wing proudly supports flyovers for Utah's 4th of July celebrations

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The 419th Fighter Wing, based at Hill AFB, Utah, is honored to announce its support of flyovers across the state of Utah in celebration of Independence Day. The 419th FW’s July Fourth flyover tradition began about 35 years ago, and the wing typically supports over a dozen community celebrations all across Utah.

This year, the 419th FW will be flying over various cities in Utah, including Vernal, Fillmore, Riverdale, and Park City. These flyovers are a testament to the enduring partnership between the Air Force Reserve and the communities we serve, as well as a symbol of our nation's freedom and unity.

Leading the flyover will be Maj. Tyler McBride; alongside he has Lt. Col. Jeffrey Harding, Maj. Dylan Nelson and Capt. Andrew Martin, who have a combination of over 10,000 flying hours throughout their military careers.

The flyovers are scheduled to take place between 8:30 AM and 11:45 AM local time on July 4th, 2024. The exact times and routes are subject to change due to weather and operational requirements. The 419th FW encourages all attendees to follow local guidelines and recommendations for viewing the flyovers safely and respectfully.

For more information about the 419th Fighter Wing and its mission, please visit our website at For the latest updates on the flyover schedule and routes, please follow the 419th FW on Facebook at

About the 419th Fighter Wing

The 419th FW is made up of nearly 1,200 personnel. These “Citizen Airmen” serve part time in the military but are full- time members of the local community. Most live, work, and raise families in Northern Utah. 419th FW members regularly volunteer to deploy in support of contingency operations and humanitarian efforts around the world. The 419th FW offers a diverse range of combat capability to include F-35 operations and maintenance, as well as full-spectrum mission support such as civil engineering, security forces, medical, aerial port, firefighting, supply, and transportation. The 419th FW was the first Air Force Reserve unit to fly the F-35A Lightning II alongside the active-duty 388th FW at Hill AFB.