Thunderbirds and Blue Angels joint appearance.

UNITED STATES (April 28, 2020) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, honor frontline COVID-19 first responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia, April 28, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Hicks/Released)

The Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration teams ha a series of joint flyovers of multiple metropolitan areas as a tribute to all the health care providers and first responders.

Here are some photos of their appearance over New York. Since the only photos on either the Navy or USAF websites are from the Navy, I’ll guess that pursuit plane was Navy.

More pix:

NEW YORK (April 28, 2020) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with a formation flight over New York City. A formation of six F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft and six F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, conduct the flyovers as a collaborative salute to healthcare workers, first responders, military and other essential personnel. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brendan Fitzgerald/Released)

 

PHILADELPHIA (April 28, 2020) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, fly over Philadelphia during the America Strong flyover, April 28, 2020. America Strong is a collaborative salute from the Navy and Air Force to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential personnel in a show of national solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad M. Butler/Released)

 

NEW YORK (April 28, 2020) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flight over New York City. A formation of six F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft and six F-16C/D Fighting Falcon, conduct the flyovers as a collaborative salute to healthcare workers, first responders, military and other essential personnel.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brendan Fitzgerald/Released)

Finally, an archive photo of the Thunderbirds. In this view, as I recall from distant memory, the five planes make a break were at low speed. Just a split second after they break, the solo plane makes a high speed pass, dashing past them. Quite impressive.

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform at the Guardians of Freedom Air Show at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 26, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

 

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