Blue Angels and Thunderbirds join for flyover of U.S. cities: action shots

6 F/A-18 Hornets of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels – Sam Kohl ’22

     If you were around the Philadelphia area on Tuesday, April 28,  and you looked up at around 2-2:30, you might have seen the two premier flight demonstration teams fly over your head at inconceivable speeds. 

6 F-16C’s of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds – Sam Kohl ’22

     Dubbed “America Strong,”  these flyovers were aimed at showing support to the front-line healthcare workers battling the virus. After flying over New York City and Philadelphia, the teams were to fly over other major cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Austin. 

Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds Fly Over Center City as a Salute to Healthcare Workers – Sam Kohl ’22

      The excitement surrounding these flyovers began after aviation enthusiasts spotted the Air Force Thunderbirds arriving at NAS Pensacola, the home base of the Blue Angels. As their budgets have already been paid, and the pilots need to fly, these “America Strong” flyovers are an amazing way to honor the health-care heroes during this time of uncertainty.