The United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Blue Angels (@USNavyBlueAngels) will be flying over Miami and Jacksonville on May 8 in order to honor frontline COVID-19 responders.
Six F/A-18C/D hornet aircrafts will fly in salute of healthcare workers, first responders, military and other essential personnel, in solidarity with Americans during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Around 1:00 p.m., for about 25 minutes, Miami residents will be able to hear the jets as they pass over, as well as see these high-performing aircrafts fly in precise form.
Residents are encouraged to view the Blue Angels while still following social distancing guidelines and remaining in quarantine. This means residents should stay in their homes, avoid travelling to landmarks or hospitals, and avoid large gatherings during the flyover.
The Blue Angels will start in the south in Boca Raton, circle downtown Miami, then head towards Homestead, and lastly, fly further north towards Miami Lakes, Broward County, and Palm Beach Counties. A full fight routine can be found here.
Residents who post any photos or videos are encouraged to tag @USNavyBlueAngels on Facebook and Instagram and @BlueAngels on Twitter. Residents should also hashtag #AmericaStrong and #Inthistogether to show your appreciation for frontline workers.
“The America Strong initiative is a way for the Blue Angels to show appreciation to the thousands of nurses, doctors, firefighters, grocery store employees, military personnel and others who are at the front line of the pandemic response,” said Cmdr. Brian Kesselring, the commanding officer and flight leader of the United States Navy Blue Angels flyover.
“This is our opportunity to salute each American in the fight against COVID-19.”
For more information on the Blue Angels, click here.