New York – A dozen aerobatic planes from the United States Navy and Air Force crossed the skies of New York City and neighboring Newark at noon on Tuesday to pay tribute to all those who are exposed daily to the new coronavirus and essential service workers.
Preceded by its peculiar buzz and leaving a white trail in its wake, six Air Force Falcon F-16C / D fighter jets and six other Navy Hornet F-18C / D aircraft made an exhibition flight that will continue in the city of Trenton, in the state of New Jersey, and in Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds flew over New York City in a tribute to the first responders working to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. https://t.co/iALtcOALy2 pic.twitter.com/Ve7jB0N2fORELATED
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These are the acrobatic squadrons “Thunderbirds” (Thunderbirds, in Spanish) and “Blue Angels” (Blue Angels), which today have begun an exercise in the city of skyscrapers that they will take throughout the country in the coming weeks.
The goal is to pay “tribute to frontline workers against COVID-19 and essential services workers,” according to a statement released on the Thunderbirds website.
In the clear sky of this Tuesday, the planes began their exercise on the Hudson River, which makes the natural border between the states of New York and New Jersey, and then diverted a few minutes to the city of Newark and returned to New York, where they flew over their five great districts.
“We are really excited to take to the skies with our fellow Navy men in this national tribute to the men and women who are keeping our communities safe,” Lt. Col. John Caldwell, who commanded the Thunderbirds squad and commanded yesterday, said in a statement. the exhibition.
The Armed Forces encouraged to take photos and take videos and spread them through social networks with the tag “#AmericaStrong”.