MAP: Flight Plan Announced for Tuesday’s Thunderbirds & Blue Angels Flyover in Philadelphia & Trenton
The Blue Angels & Thunderbirds unveiled their flight plans for Tuesday (April 28)'s flyover in our area.
The flight demonstration teams will fly over our area for a total of about 30 minutes tomorrow as a salute to all frontline COVID-19 responders.
All are reminded that they should practice social distancing at all times. They’re encouraged to observe the flyover from the safety of their homes, and nobody should travel to see the flyover.
- The flyover in our area should last for about a half-hour from 1:45 pm until 2:15 pm tomorrow.
- The updated flight plan shows that they will originate at the Joint McGuire Dix Base at 1:45 pm and head for the Trenton area.
- The flight path will then run basically parallel to the New Jersey Turnpike into Burlington County before crossing the Delaware River.
- The flyover will enter into Philadelphia around 1:55 pm. They're expected to fly overhead some of Philadelphia's most iconic landmarks.
- The flight path will cross into the immediate area just west of the City before circling back and departing Pennsylvania near Deptford Township and over the Wilmington, DE area at 2:15 pm.
Earlier in the day, by the way, the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds will fly over New York City. Click here to see a map of that route.
“We are incredibly honored to have the opportunity to salute those working on the frontline of the COVID-19 response, we are in awe of your strength and resilience,” said Cmdr. Brian Kesselring, U.S. Navy Blue Angels commanding officer and flight leader. “Thank you to all of those in essential industries keeping our nation moving forward. We will get through this. We are all in this together.”