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The Great Cities of the American Revolution Flyover

By: Category: Aviation HistoryAviation PhotographyEventsFormation FlyingMilitarySpecial EventU.S. Air ForceU.S. Marine Corps

The Great Cities of the American Revolution Flyover by Daniel O. Myers

2020 marked the nation’s 244th birthday. Due to nationwide Covid-19 virus concerns, most activities normally associated with the holiday (fireworks, parades, concerts, etc.) were canceled. In an effort to honor America’s Independence Day in a safe manner, President Trump requested the DoD conduct military flybys over various parts of the country.

The weekend festivities kicked off on Friday July 3rd with the president giving a speech at Mount Rushmore, SD that was preceded by a military flyover consisting of two USAF B-1Bs and three F-16s, four Army HH-60s, and the grand finale- the USN Blue Angels ‘Bomb-Burst’ over Mount Rushmore...

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“Operation America Strong” The USAF Thunderbirds and USN Blue Angels Salute New York’s and Philadelphia’s Health Care Workers and First Responders

By: Category: Aviation HistoryBlue AngelsSpecial EventThunderbirdsU.S. Air ForceU.S. Marine CorpsU.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, honored frontline COVID-19 first responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia on April 28, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Aaron Hicks/Released)

”Operation America Strong” The USAF Thunderbirds and USN Blue Angels Salute New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania COVID-19 Health Care Workers and First Responders

In a show of national solidarity, the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will conduct a series of multi-city flyovers over the next two weeks. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Ned T. Johnston

28 April 2020

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Flying with the GEICO Skytypers

By: Category: AirshowsFormation FlyingSky WritingWarbird

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Since 2006, the GEICO Skytypers have been a crowd favorite performing at fifteen air show sites annually. The Long Island, NY based team has thrilled audiences with precise close-formation maneuvers in their six SNJ-2 WWII trainer aircraft as far west as Oshkosh, WI; with most shows taking place east of Chicago, north to Maine and south to Florida. At the recent New York air show where the Skytypers were performing; a young teenager commented to his friend, “These are a bunch of old guys flying really old airplanes.” Those within ear-shot offered no response, seemingly to agree with the youth’s assessment.

Following the Stewart AFB Newburg, NY air show, the GEICO Skytypers moved onto their next show site – NAS Oceana, VA – where four of us were offered a media-photo ride with the te...

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