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“The DoD Salute To America 2020”

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Report From Dobbs Ferry, New York  by Bill Sarama on July 7, 2020:

I never knew anything about it!  Not a thing!  Thank you Ken Kula for sending out the US Northern Command Press Release No. 20-015 just as soon as you got it on Thursday afternoon, July 2nd. The Reporter Crew at PhotoRecon.net received an announcement of a last minute approval by SecDef Esper that allowed the USAF and the USMC to support and participate in a big military flyover of four major cities in the Northeast late in the afternoon on Saturday, July 4th. Like WOW!  What a surprise.  For all of us Plane-Chasers who have been grounded all summer with no air shows to go to, to satisfy our Aviation Dependency to find any kind of an airplane adrenaline rush...

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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

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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

It was a beautiful, c...

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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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