USA: Thunderbirds and Blue Angels fighter jet squads perform flyover salute to healthcare workers

30 апреля 2020 г. 1:01

US military demonstration squadrons the Thunderbirds and and Blue Angels performed what was dubbed the «America Strong» flyover over Staten Island in New York City on Tuesday, as crowds gathered protected with face masks to watch them soar over. The fighter jets performed a flyover from Newark and Staten Island on their way to Trenton, N.J. and Philadelphia as a salute and thank you gesture to the health care workers and essential personnel working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. In total, eight US Air Force Thunderbird F-16 jets with red, white and blue markings and seven U.S. Navy Blue Angel F-18 jets flew over the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and Staten Island, where crowds appeared to forget about social distancing as they watched the flyover. As of Wednesday, the United States has 1,030,487 confirmed coronavirus cases and 60,207 fatalities, as data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows.

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