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
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
- Washington, D.C.
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
- Fort Worth
- New Orleans
May 8 - Blue Angels flyover only
First preliminary list below NOT accurate only by the date:
April 25 Joint East Coast Flyover pt 2
- Washington D.C.
April 26 Thunderbirds Southwest Flyover
- New Orleans
- Oklahoma City
April 27 Blue Angels Southeast Flyover
April 29 Blue Angels Midwest Flyover
April 29 Thunderbirds Southern California Flyover
- San Diego
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
April 30 Blue Angels Hampton Roads Flyover
- Virginia Beach
April 30 Thunderbirds Pacific Northwest Flyover
May 2 Joint Texas Flyover
- Kingsville / Corpus Christi
- San Antonio
Video of Thunderbirds arrival at Pensacola