Blue Angels flyover: Where and when can you see jet display today?

Tributes to healthcare workers will take place in three different areas

Louise Hall
Wednesday 06 May 2020 17:34
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The US Navy Blue Angels will be completing another flyover mission in New Orleans, Houston and the Dallas-Fort Worth areas today as a tribute to frontline workers risking their lives amidst the coronavirus.

When and where will it be happening?

There will be three flyovers throughout the day in different locales.

At 11am the first flyover will take place in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, it is expected to last around 35 minutes.

At 12.30pm the next display will take place in Houston and the surrounding cities, lasting about 30 minutes.

At 1.45pm the final leg of the flyover will take place in New Orleans completing a flight path over the city that will last 20 minutes.

The US Navy recommends that everyone avoid travelling and watch safely from their homes while practicing safe social distancing.

Why is the flyover happening?

The Blue Angels are one of the US military's flight demonstration squadrons and the tribute is being conducted as a sign of support for health care workers and first responders fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Last month the Blue Angels conducted similar display with the Thunderbirds over New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, Baltimore and Atlanta.

Those who do manage to capture images of the flight paths are encouraged to share them on social media with the hashtag #AmericaStrong.

“America Strong is about showing how much we, as a nation, count on our frontline responders and that we have their back just like they have had ours,” US Navy Cmdr. Brian Kesselring told CNN.

“They have always been there for us all, holding our nation together, even more so during this pandemic. It is really impactful to see this nation come together and stand in solidarity during these unprecedented times.”

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