Thunderbirds and Blue Angels planned flyovers at many locations

Apr 21, 2020
Thunderbirds over NAS Pensacola

US Air Force Thunderbirds arrived at NAS Pensacola for joint training with US NAVY Blue Angels. The goal of this training is to prepare flyovers at many locations in USA to support the healthcare workers fighting with COVID-19.

Thunderbirds arrived yesterday at NAS Pensacola with nine F-16 aircraft.

While the air shows are suspended around the USA, the flyovers are the only public appearances that both US demonstration squadrons can participate.

Earlier this year, in February the Thunderbirds again visited Blue Angels for joint exercise, but then in their winter base at El Centro.

Here is the planned flyovers schedule by both squadrons:



April 28 Blue Angels and Thunderbirds joint flights.

- New York City

- Newark

- Trenton

- Philadelphia

Flyovers in Newark, New York City and surrounding boroughs will start at noon (EST) and last approximately 35 minutes.

Flyovers in Trenton will start at 1:45 p.m. (EST) and last approximately 10 minutes.

Flyovers in Philadelphia will start at 2 p.m. (EST) and last approximately 20 minutes.


May 2  - Blue Angels and Thunderbirds joint flights

- Baltimore

- Washington, D.C.

- Atlanta

Flyovers in Baltimore will start at 11:30 a.m. (EDT) and last approximately 15 minutes.

Flyovers in Washington D.C. and surrounding communities will start at 11:45 a.m. (EDT) and last approximately 20 minutes.

Flyovers in Atlanta will start at 1:35 p.m. (EDT) and last approximately 25 minutes.


May 6 - Blue Angels flyover only

- Dallas

- Fort Worth

- Houston

- New Orleans


May 8 - Blue Angels flyover only

- Jacksonville

- Miami



First preliminary list below NOT accurate only by the date:

April 25 Joint East Coast Flyover pt 2

- Washington D.C.

- Baltimore

- Atlanta

April 26 Thunderbirds Southwest Flyover

- New Orleans

- Oklahoma City

April 27 Blue Angels Southeast Flyover

- Jacksonville

- Miami

- Tampa

- Tallahassee

April 29 Blue Angels Midwest Flyover

- Nashville

- Indianapolis

- Detroit

- Chicago

April 29 Thunderbirds Southern California Flyover

- San Diego

- Los Angeles

- San Francisco

April 30 Blue Angels Hampton Roads Flyover

- Norfolk

- Virginia Beach

April 30 Thunderbirds Pacific Northwest Flyover

- Portland

- Seattle

May 2 Joint Texas Flyover

- Dallas

- Houston

- Austin

- Kingsville / Corpus Christi

- San Antonio


Video of Thunderbirds arrival at Pensacola

Baltimore flyover map Washington D.C. flyover map Atlanta flyover map Newark and New York flyover route Trenton & Philadelphia flyover route