NEWARK, NJ — The United States Department of Defense announced this weekend that it will conduct a multi-city flyover on Tuesday, when citizens can expect to see the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels and the Air Force Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, overhead.
The collaborative, dubbed America Strong, is a salute to health care workers, first responders and other essential personnel while giving a nod to all those supporting the effort to combat COVID-19 by staying home, according to a press release.
“We’re excited to fly over cities across America as our way of saying thanks to the health care workers, first responders, and all the people who selflessly run into the breach working to keep America strong,” said Gen. Dave Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and Adm. Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations. “This is also our way of showing that we are all in this together and that America’s spirit will prevail.”
Newarkers will be able to witness the air show from their homes, according to the DoD, which reminds residents not to gather in large numbers. The first air show will start around George Washington Bridge at noon and then fly south over parts of Hudson, Bergen, Essex and Union Counties.
The flight path will then head toward New York City, continuing over Connecticut and Long Island, New York before stopping at the Verrazano-Narrows bridge around 1 p.m.