SAN ANTONIO – NOTE: Forecasted inclement weather in San Antonio and Austin has delayed the flyover time by one hour. The updated time for the San Antonio flyover is now 2:20 p.m., according to Thunderbirds officials. The route remains the same.
The Air Force’s Thunderbirds are saluting and thanking all health care workers, first responders and other essential personnel who are serving on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic with a flyover of San Antonio on Wednesday.
The Thunderbirds, who were originally scheduled to fly over Austin and San Antonio Tuesday, released the flight path on Instagram.
KSAT will have multiple livestreams of the flyover online Wednesday.
Forecasted inclement weather caused the delay, according to an Instagram post from Thunderbirds officials.
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Tomorrow's #AmericaStrong flyover serves as a salute to frontline #COVID responders in the great state of Texas. 🤠 Forecasted inclement weather in San Antonio and Austin could delay tomorrow's flyover times or postpone the flyover all together. Stay tuned! 🇺🇸 ———————————————— #InThisTogether #aviation #military #airforce #instagramaviation #instaaviation #aviation #aviationdaily #avgeek #planespotting #instaplane #fighterjet #aviationphotography
“We are honored to extend our gratitude to Texans in San Antonio and Austin who have been working hard to keep their communities safe,” Thunderbirds commander and leader Lt. Col. John Caldwell said. “We want Texans to look up to see the display of American resolve and know that the American spirit will prevail beyond this difficult time in our nation.”
The San Antonio flyover is expected to start at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, a one hour delay from the originally scheduled time, and last approximately 30 minutes, according to AFThunderbirds.com.
Residents will be able to see the flyover from their home, according to Air Force officials who are asking people to “refrain from traveling to landmarks, hospitals and gathering in large groups to view the flyover.”
The Blue Angels, which is the demonstration squad for the U.S. Navy, conducted flyovers in Dallas and Houston on May 6.
If you get good pictures or video of the flyover, upload them here with KSAT Connect and we may use them on air or on our website.
For more information on the Thunderbirds, visit www.afthunderbirds.com.