Thunderbirds, Blue Angels to Salute New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania COVID-19 Responders


Mark Hinkel
 




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This is from Dan (K3NXX) our resident "Jet Set" fly boy who loves high speed flyovers...  Look up, stand out on the porch or backyard and watch this Tuesday afternoon.  See below...

Mark  WA3QVU


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From: dan <dan@...>
To:  Mark Hinkel <mrhinkel@...>;
Sent: Sat, Apr 25, 2020 3:45 pm
Subject: Thunderbirds, Blue Angels to Salute New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania COVID-19 Responders

NAS PENSACOLA, Fla. – The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential
workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton and Philadelphia April 28.

A formation of 6 F-16C/D Fighting Falcon and 6 F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft will conduct these flyovers as a collaborative salute to healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel.

This mission, the first of several planned over the coming weeks, is the culmination of more than a month of planning and coordination between the two teams and numerous city and government offices.

Residents along the flight path can expect a few seconds of jet noise as the aircraft pass overhead, along with the sight of 12 high-performance aircraft flying close in precise formation.

Flyovers in Newark, New York City and surrounding boroughs will start at noon (EST) and last approximately 35 minutes.

Flyovers in Trenton will start at 1:45 p.m. (EST) and last approximately 10 minutes.

Flyovers in Philadelphia will start at 2 p.m. (EST) and last approximately 20 minutes.

Residents in these areas will be able to see the flyover from the safety of their home-quarantine and should maintain all social distancing guidelines during this event. They should also refrain from traveling to landmarks, hospitals and gathering in large groups to view the flyover. A detailed flight route will be released on the day prior to the flyover.

For photos and video for Operation America Strong, visit,


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