When and where you can see Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds flying to honor COVID-19 responders
On Saturday, they will be flying over Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Atlanta.
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The Navy's Blue Angels and the Air Force's Thunderbirds are conducting flyovers of different cities to honor front-line COVID-19 responders. On Saturday, they will be flying over Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Atlanta.
The demonstration teams conducted the first “America Strong” flyovers on April 28, soaring over New York City, Philadelphia, and Newark and Trenton in New Jersey.
Two formations consisting of six F-16C/D Fighting Falcons and six F-18C/D Hornets flew over the cities “to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic,” a joint press release said.
Here are the flight times and routes for the flights over Baltimore, DC, and Atlanta.
“We are honored to fly over these cities in a display of national unity and support for the men and women keeping our communities safe,” Air Force Lt. Col. John Caldwell, the Thunderbird commander and lead pilot, said in a statement. “These flyovers are a gesture of goodwill on behalf of the entire Department of Defense to the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Air Force and the Navy have said that residents should be able to observe the flyovers from the safety of their homes, stressing that people should not travel to view the flyovers and should continue to practice social distancing.
The Navy Blue Angels and Air Force and Thunderbirds demo teams have several flyover missions planned for the next few weeks. This article will be updated as more information becomes available on those flights.
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