Thunderbirds and Blue Angels will fly over Philly after all

By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We've been hearing talk of a Thunderbirds and Blue Angels joint flyover in Philadelphia for nearly a week, and now it's finally happening.

Look to the sky on Tuesday at 2 p.m. and you'll see it. It'll be about 20 minutes long.

Before arriving in Philly, the Air Force's Thunderbirds say they'll be doing the same thing with the Navy's Blue Angels in Trenton at 1:45 and in New York City and Newark before that.

They're doing this to salute COVID-19 front line workers.

There were rumors these flyovers were going to happen last week as a surprise but the city shot those down pretty quickly. They told us at the time this is something they need to know in advance because they want to send out guidelines for how to watch this safely. We're keeping an eye out for those.

Their specific flight path will be released well before the flyover.

The Thunderbirds said you'll be able to see this from everywhere in the city, so there's no need to go anywhere. They don't want big crowds forming.