Two U.S. military air squadrons will fly over Long Island Tuesday in a salute to healthcare workers who have been fighting the Covid-19 epidemic.
Planes from the Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds, will fly a pattern of flights over Philadelphia, Trenton, Newark, New York City, Long Island and Connecticut. For parts of the 40-minute show, the squadrons will split into two formations of three planes each to maximize the number of people who can see them.
“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. “We hope to give Americans a touching display of American resolve that honors those serving on the frontline of our fight with COVID-19.”
Planes are expected to be over Brooklyn/Queens about 12:40 p.m., flying east over Long Island before looping northeast to Connecticut and then south toward Philadelphia.