NEW JERSEY --  If you did not travel to Newark or New York City to see the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds fly by on Tuesday, you can see it in a way you never imagined -- from the cockpit!

The US Navy Blue Angels and US Air Force Thunderbirds performed a very rare joint flyover above New York City, Trenton, Newark, and Philadelphia on April 28, to honor health care and essential workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Flyovers will continue around the country under the name Operation America Strong.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbird 1 and mission commander for the flyover said, “We are truly excited to take to the skies with our Navy counterparts for a nationwide tribute to the men and women keeping our communities safe.” in a statement.  “We hope to give Americans a touching display of American resolve that honors those serving on the frontline of our fight with COVID-19.”