Photos: Military flyover honors healthcare heroes

The Blue Angels fly over Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

The Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds flew over parts of New York and New Jersey on Tuesday in a show of support to honor healthcare heroes and essential workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

The flyover, part of a nationwide tour to lift Americans’ spirits during the turmoil, began at noon in the Bronx and ended at about 12:40 pm near Brooklyn’s Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.

It included six F-16 Fighting Falcons that make up the Thunderbirds and six F-18 Hornets that make up the Blue Angels.

The Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds. Photo by Lloyd Mitchell