MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- All eyes to the sky on Tuesday afternoon to watch two of the nation's elite flight demonstration squads -- the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds -- perform a regional fly-over as a tribute to those health care workers and first responders on the frontline of the battle against COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Beginning at approximately 1:45 pm on Tuesday, April 28, the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds will depart Joint Base Lakehurst-Fort Dix Airbase. During their half hour flyover, the squads will travel toward Mercer County first before making their way over Philadelphia and South Jersey before ending near Wilmington, Delaware.
Formed in 1946, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels is the world's second oldest formal flight demonstration squadron. Several years later, in 1953, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds were formed and is the third oldest such squadron.
Those who are watching the Thunderbirds and Angels's demonstration are reminded to maintain social distancing while outdoors.
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