UPDATE: New information ABOUT THIS EVENT IS COMING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS!
President Trump announced the mission, named Operation America Strong, after it was reported on Wednesday afternoon. He said that the mission was “the idea of our great military men and women,” and will recognize health-care workers.AD
“This is a tribute to them, to our warriors because they’re equal warriors to those incredible pilots and all of the fighters that we have for the more traditional flights that we win,” Trump said.
The Following information is all preliminary that was included in a flight plan leaked this week. The United State Navy and United States Air Force are planning a special flyby happening in the near future as a display of National Unity amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
The United States Navy Blue Angels and United States Air Force Thunderbirds will be doing a combined Fly-BY. They will be conducting a low level flight (500- 1000 agl) when this does happen from TTN to ILG.
This historic formation will consist of 15 aircraft: 8 USAF F-16s and 7 USN Blue Angels. They will fly in two 6 shape diamond formations.. Each diamond will be around 1 minute in trail and have smoke streaming from all aircrafts.
This run will begin at Joint Base McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst then onto Trenton. Then fly south over the Delaware River, over the Ben Franklin Bridge with a right hand 360º turn over Center City. They will exit the Downtown Philadelphia Area and follow the River past Philadelphia International Airport towards Wilmington De.
Traffic into and out of PHL will be stopped for the 15-20 Minute Flight.
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