BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va.(WFXR)- On Monday, WFXR’s Chief Meteorologist John Carroll had the chance to ride along with Capt. Lou Feldvary, a local pilot who flies out of Smith Mountain Lake Airport. He, along with three other pilots will fly over New Freedom Farm during the opening ceremonies of next month’s Freedom Fest 2023. During this flyover, the pilots will perform the Missing Man formation, an aerial salute to show support and to honor those who lost their lives serving our country.

The pilot held a rehearsal for the event, that will be on April 22 and 23.

Freedom Fest will feature a silent auction, food, and vendors. Mary Miller Jordan will also be performing with her Mustangs.