The Blue Angels of the U.S. Navy and the Thunderbirds of the U.S. Air Force are doing flyovers of certain cities to honor the first responders in the Coronavirus crisis.
These planes are so amazing. Anyone who gets to see them fly over in person is getting a real treat.
Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels Begin Flyovers to Honor First Responders
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels demonstration squads began their flyover of the United States on Tuesday to honor first responders in the fight against coronavirus, beginning in New York City, Newark, Trenton, and Philadelphia.
Thousands stopped to watch as the formations of six Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon and six Navy F-18 Hornet aircraft looped over the cities, including many first responders:
“We are truly excited to take to the skies with our Navy counterparts for a nation-wide tribute to the men and women keeping our communities safe.” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbird 1 and mission commander for the flyover, dubbed Operation America Strong.
“We hope to give Americans a touching display of American resolve that honors those serving on the frontline of our fight with COVID-19,” he said.
See the videos below:
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) April 25, 2020
Thank you @BlueAngels and @AFThunderbirds for honoring all those who are heroically serving on the front lines of the city's response to COVID-19 #AmericaStrong#Inthistogether pic.twitter.com/R4xNJoveMf
— FDNY (@FDNY) April 28, 2020
— Chris O'Connell (@CoconnellFox29) April 29, 2020
What a moment.
Thank you to the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds for today’s flyover honoring COVID-19 frontline workers 👏 pic.twitter.com/hbOfEhwfhX
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 28, 2020
@AFThunderbirds @BlueAngels flying in formation over #NYC yesterday to thank & salute all our healthcare workers serving on the front lines 👏👏👏 #FrontlineHeroes #BlueAngels #AfThunderbirds #AmericaStrong #InThisTogether pic.twitter.com/ETcXKqvsDi
— Peggie Walker (@PeggieWalker) April 29, 2020
Blue Angels and Thunderbirds over the Brooklyn Bridge 💪🏼🇺🇸💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/kVHgV8Xkgv
— Shelby Holliday (@shelbyholliday) April 28, 2020