Blue Angels and Thunderbirds fly over the skies in salute to frontline workers. See the photos.

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds fly over the skies in salute to frontline workers. See the photos.
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The Navy and Air Force have commissioned their respective air squadrons — the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds — to fly over Philadelphia, Trenton, N.J. and New York City as a tribute to healthcare workers and other essential workers in the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

The flyover is part of President Donald Trump’s Operation America Strong salute, which he announced last Wednesday.

Residents within the flight path can expect to hear jet noise as the 12 high-performance aircraft fly, in precise formation, overhead. It should be visible from people’s homes, and the Blue Angels stated that people “should refrain from traveling to see the flyover.”

“We are truly excited to take to the skies with our Navy counterparts for a nationwide tribute to the men and women keeping our communities safe,” U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbird 1 and mission commander of the flyover, said in a release.

“We hope to give Americans a touching display of American resolve that honors those serving on the frontline of our fight with COVID-19.”

Source: USA Today

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