Mostly sunny skies expected in St. Louis area for B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flyover

The military aircraft flown by the the Missouri Air National Guard is planned to be over St. Louis around 5:12 p.m. on Friday

Sam Masterson
May 08, 2020 - 10:03 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - We're hoping for a mostly clear sky in the St. Louis area and across Missouri when the Missouri Air National Guard performs flyovers to honor essential workers who are on the frontlines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The flyover will include a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber assigned to the 509th/131st Bomb Wings, which will pass over Camdenton, Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, Columbia, Jefferson City and Springfield. Check below for a schedule of when it's expected to be in each city. 

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As of Friday morning, conflicting weather reports are calling for anywhere between mostly sunny to completely sunny skies around 5 p.m. in the St. Louis area. 

AccuWeather says it will be mostly sunny and in the mid-50s, the hourly cloud coverage chart on Weather.Gov says there will be more than 90% visibility and says there will be wind gusts around 17 mph, but also clear skies around 5 p.m. Friday.

In the St. Louis area, some of the best views of the flyover will be from the north side of Forest Park and at Hazelwood East High School, the National Guard told KMOV. The plane is also expected to fly over the Highway 40 corridor.

Tentative schedule (times are subject to change):

4:14 p.m. - Camdenton
4:50 p.m. - Cape Girardeau
5:12 p.m. - St. Louis
5:43 p.m. - Columbia
6 p.m. - Jefferson City
6:22 p.m. - Springfield

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