PARKLAND, FL- What's that in the sky, you may ask this Memorial Day weekend? Why, it's the Goodyear Blimp, flying overhead in South Florida. The legendary Goodyear Blimp, known for its presence over major events everywhere, is making its way to South Florida to honor healthcare workers battling COVID-19 and cover a golf tournament on Sunday. In addition, South Florida will see a "Salute Flyover," featuring Air Force jets and a Coast Guard helicopter that will also fly on Saturday.
The Goodyear Blimp "Wingfoot Two" will be flying a path over hospitals and medical centers all around Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties on Friday and Saturday. While the path isn't directly over Parkland, local residents could catch a glimpse from any highway overpass or even the Sawgrass levee as the blimp cruises along. The blimp will fly from the Cleveland Clinic in Weston to Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale and north to its landing spot in Pompano Beach on Saturday. On Sunday, it will pass over Boca Raton Regional Hospital before it heads north.
The Goodyear Blimp will also be covering a golf fundraiser on Sunday at Hobe Sound featuring a competition between Tom Brady, Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning, and Phil Mickelson. It will head north out of Florida after the golf event.
The "Salute Flyover" will feature Air Force Fighting Falcon "Makos" flying over 34 South Florida hospitals and a United States Coast Guard helicopter that will cover 16 area hospitals as well. The "Makos" are due to fly over Boca Raton Regional Hospital at 12:27 p.m. on Saturday. The "Salute Flyover," honors the military this weekend as well as supporting the healthcare battle against COVID-19.