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An Armed Forces Salute to First Responders

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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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America Strong – My Timeline to the First Big Event in the Northeast

By: Category: Aviation HistoryBlue AngelsMilitaryThunderbirdsU.S. Air ForceU.S. Marine CorpsU.S. NavyUncategorized

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” and U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron “Blue Angels” fly over New York City, New York, April 28, 2020. The flyover was part of America Strong; a collaborative salute from the Air Force and Navy to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cory W. Bush)

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” and U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron “Blue Angels” fly in formation together over the Eastern Seaboard, April 28, 2020...

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Missing Air Shows This Year? Let’s Look Back at the 2019 Atlantic City Show

By: Category: AirshowsMilitaryThunderbirds

The 2019 Atlantic City Airshow was held on Wednesday August 21st in the skies above the famed Atlantic City boardwalk. The airshow was re branded after sixteen years from Thunder Over The Boardwalk to the Atlantic City Airshow, A Salute To Those Who Serve.

The show name may have changed however it still remains a world class event. The airshow once again featured the United States Air Force Thunderbirds as the headliner as well as another World Class International Demonstration team. This year featured the Royal Air Force Red Arrows on their North American Tour.

The airshow also featured the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team. The Golden Knights traditionally open the airshow with a National Anthem flag jump and return just before the headliner with their mass exit show.

One of t...

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