Thunderbirds fly over in San Antonio set for next week

Operation America Strong will stop by San Antonio, Austin on May 13

The Ferry family, from Chantilly, Va., who were in the middle of taking a family photograph, are surprised by a second fly over by the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds, in a "salute to frontline COVID-19 responders," as seen near the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial that depicts a flag raising over Iwo Jima, in Arlington, Va., Saturday, May 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (Jacquelyn Martin, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – The Thunderbirds fly will over San Antonio and Austin Tuesday to honor the frontline COVID-19 workers. However, due to inclement weather, the date for the event has been pushed back, according to the Thunderbirds’ website.

In April, the military confirmed the plans to conduct the flyover tour to honor the frontline workers that are battling the spread of COVID-19.

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Residents along the flight path can expect a few moments of jet noise as the aircraft pass overhead, along with the sight of 6 high-performance aircraft flying in precise formation, according to the news release.

Flyovers in San Antonio will start at 1:20 P.M. Wednesday, May 13 and will last approximately 30 minutes.

Flyovers in Austin will now start at 2:40 P.M. and last approximately 25 minutes.

Times are subject to change due to weather and operational requirements. The flight path will be released Monday.

For more information on the Thunderbirds, visit www.afthunderbirds.com.


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