Bandit Team Flyover to honor healthcare workers in Pinehurst
May 15, 2020

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Among flyovers at regional hospitals, the Bandit Flight Team will be visible and fly over The Carolina Hotel and Pinehurst Resort Clubhouse

The Bandit Flight Team, a North Carolina-based group of formation pilots, will perform a flyover of multiple towns in Moore, Richmond, Hoke and Lee counties on Saturday, May 16, to honor area healthcare and emergency services workers.

The flyover, which will feature 10 vintage planes, will start over the Sanford area at 11:45 a.m., then proceed to Pinehurst, Rockingham and conclude over Raeford. The tribute flight was organized by the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the organizers of the annual Festival D’Avion.

In Pinehurst, the flyover will start in Sanford as the formation passes over Central Carolina Hospital at 11:45 a.m.

From there, the Bandit Flight Team arrives over First Health Moore Regional Pinehurst at 12:00 p.m., then over the Pinehurst Town Hall, and the police and fire departments before proceeding over The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort and the Pinehurst Resort Clubhouse.

The formation concludes the flyovers over First Health Regional Health facilities in Richmond County (Rockingham) and Hoke County (Raeford).

Here are the approximate flyover times:

  • 11:45 a.m.: Central Carolina Hospital Sanford
  • 12:00 p.m.: First Health Moore Regional Pinehurst
  • 12:01 p.m.: Pinehurst Police and Fire Departments
  • 12:01 p.m. The Carolina Hotel and Pinehurst Resort Clubhouse
  • 12:12 p.m.: First Health Moore Regional Hospital Rockingham
  • 12:30 p.m.: First Health Moore Regional Hospital Hoke County

The Bandit Flight Team flies vintage aircraft to preserve the military Warbird heritage, and as an opportunity to salute our returning war veterans. Typically, a maximum of six planes fly in demonstration formations. There will be 10 on Saturday. The Festival D’Avion Air Show was postponed in April and has been rescheduled for October 2-3, 2020 and will be held at the Moore County Airport.

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