HOLBROOK, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Look to the northern and southern skies, Sachem. You may see the 106th Rescue Wing fly just north or south of our area as the combat search and rescue team honors hospital workers on the frontlines of the pandemic.
The organization's “Salute Long Island Flyover” will take flight Friday, May 15, over nearly the entire length of Long Island along both the north and south shores.
The flight begins at 12 p.m. from F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton. The path will go east to East Hampton, north to Greenport, and west over Riverhead, Stony Brook, and all the way to New Hyde Park. After New Hyde Park, it will turn south to Long Beach, and then east to Bay Shore and Patchogue before landing back in Westhampton. For everyone in the Sachem area, the closest portion of the flight path is likely as it travels east from Bay Shore to Patchogue. North of Sachem, the flight will pass over Port Jefferson and Stony Brook.
"This gesture, from the men and women of your New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing,￼￼ is intended to salute everyone working hard in this fight against COVID-19," the organization wrote in announcing the flight.
"Wherever you are out there doing your part, this is for YOU! We will share photos and videos to our social media for anyone unable to view," the organization added.
The expected flight path order follows, which the 106th Rescue Wing said is subject to change due to weather or other conditions.
- Stony Brook Southampton
- East Hampton Health Care
- Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital - Greenport
- Peconic Bay Medical Center - Riverhead
- St. Charles Hospital - Port Jefferson
- Mather Hospital - Port Jefferson
- Stony Brook University Medical Center
- St. Catherine of Siena Medical - Smithtown
- Northport VA Medical Center
- Huntington Hospital
- Syosset Hospital
- Plainview Hospital
- St. Joseph Hospital - Bethpage
- Nassau University Medical Center - East Meadow
- Glen Cove Hospital
- St. Francis Hospital - Roslyn
- North Shore University Hospital - Manhasset
- NYU Winthrop Hospital - Mineola
- Mercy Medical Center - Rockville Centre
- Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital
- Jones Beach - Wantagh
- South Oaks Hospital - Amityville
- Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center - West Islip
- Southside Hospital - Bay Shore
- Pilgrim Psychiatric Center - West Brentwood
- Long Island Community Hospital - Patchogue