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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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NOAA is Celebrating Their Golden Anniversary – Here’s More Hurricane Hunter Information

By: Category: MilitaryNOAASpecial EventUncategorizedWC-130JWP-3D

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is celebrating their Golden Anniversary of Fifty years in 2020. NOAA’s history is an intrinsic part of the history of the United States and the development of its science and commercial infrastructure. In honor of this milestone, here is a look back at the East Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour of 2019 at Harrisburg Pennsylvania with new interviews and photos.

I had the unique opportunity to speak with the National Hurricane Centers Director, Mr. Ken Graham. Director Graham was in the midst of the East Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour in Harrisburg Pennsylvania when he gave this interview. The 2019 tour focused on the dangers of inland flooding from Hurricanes...

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An Armed Forces Salute to First Responders

By: Category: Aviation HistoryBlue AngelsFormation FlyingMilitaryRCAF SnowbirdsSpecial EventThunderbirds

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Photo by Lt. Aaron Hicks/Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron

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

Formation flying in the skies over North America is not as common as it was a few decades ago. Formations always command a sense of awe and respect as the pilots present picture-perfect symmetry and mastery of control over their aircraft. A formation flyover at a ceremony or special event carries significant solemnity and emotion that makes it very special...

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