Fly over to honor healthcare workers

Collin Koch, Reporter

The American Aeronautical University conducted a flyover on April 30 to honor the essential workers of Kern County. The flyover showcased five world war two trainer planes, four T-6 trainers and one red biplane, that flew across Bakersfield. 

“We as a university thought we would have an opportunity, to act as a community to keep ourselves protected to keep doing stuff. It’s a great thing to honor health care workers,” said Matthew Johnson, President of the California Aeronautical University, to KGET-17 news

Healthcare workers and the community joined together to help celebrate the essential workers of Kern County.

“It was very exciting to be able to see them honor us and respect us during this crisis,” said Michele Shain, Senior Director at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, to KGET-17 news.

Residents of Bakersfield also enjoyed the flyover, and were able to take photos of the planes that flew around Bakersfield.