AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — A C-17 Globemaster III takes off from here bound for McChord Air Force Base, Wash., after transiting through Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mitch Fuqua)

People in Petersburg may get a glimpse of two military planes from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson just after noon Friday, May 15. It’s part of statewide flyover this week to salute health care workers and first responders for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two C-17s are expected to be flying over Juneau around noon and Ketchikan by 12:40 p.m.. That means they could be over Petersburg briefly around 12:10 or 12:15. It’s expected they’ll be around 1000 feet up. C-17s are large four-engine planes used to transport troops and cargo. From Ketchikan they’ll head to Sitka and could be over that community around 1:20 p.m.

Viewers are asked to maintain social distancing while out watching for those planes.