Fly with the Thunderbirds! Watch the San Antonio flyover from the cockpit of an F-16
SAN ANTONIO – Thousands of San Antonians were looking up Wednesday as the Air Force’s Thunderbirds took to the sky as part of America Strong, a recognition and show of national solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic for healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel. Many residents watched from home, online or select areas of the city where it was safe to socially distance. While most everyone else was looking up, the Thunderbird pilots were looking down on the city and now you can see San Antonio and Austin from their point of view. Other Thunderbird articles from KSAT:
Man captures heart-stopping video of San Antonio Thunderbirds flyover from top of 500-foot tower
SAN ANTONIO – The Air Force Thunderbirds flyover of San Antonio Wednesday was seen by thousands but one man may have had a closer view than most. Robert Romero Jr. told KSAT he captured the flyover “at a tower downtown [near the] San Antonio River Walk on Caesar Chavez Blvd. “We are considered essential workers as well," said. It’s very rewarding knowing that I’m able to connect everyone locally and worldwide without them realizing it,” Romero Jr. said. “I had an amazing view of the Thunderbirds flyover.
Great pics, videos of Thunderbirds flyover sent in by KSAT viewers
SAN ANTONIO – KSAT photographers on the ground and in SKY 12 captured some spectacular videos of the Air Force Thunderbirds flying over San Antonio Wednesday. KSAT viewers sent in some great pictures and videos of the F-16s to our KSAT Connect page. View a slideshow of some of the pictures we received here:Full Screen 1 / 13 From KSAT Connect user Ali in San Antonio. Here are some of the great videos sent in by KSAT viewers:Swank-Cassias San AntonioThe video below was created specifically for the the KSAT TV streaming app available on Roku, Apple TV, Fire stick and select smart TVs. View more of the images and videos on our KSAT Connect page.
WATCH: Thunderbirds fly over San Antonio to thank front line responders to coronavirus pandemic
Published: May 13, 2020, 11:39 am Updated: May 14, 2020, 9:56 amSAN ANTONIO – All eyes were on the skies of San Antonio on Wednesday afternoon as residents hoped to get a glimpse of the Air Force Thunderbirds take flight over the Alamo City. Residents camped out with lawn chairs at various places across San Antonio armed with binoculars ready to watch the flyover of the popular F-16 Fighting Falcons. If you didn’t get a chance to see the aerial show, you can watch it in the video player above from SKY 12. Thunderbirds release flight path for San Antonio flyoverRELATED: Thunderbirds squadron’s origins traced to Kelly FieldInclement weather in the forecast pushed back the originally scheduled start time from 1:20 to 2:20 p.m. The Thunderbirds were originally scheduled to fly over Austin and San Antonio Tuesday but stormy weather pushed back the flyover an additional day.
Thunderbirds to fly over San Antonio to thank front line responders to coronavirus pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – NOTE: Forecasted inclement weather in San Antonio and Austin could delay flyover times or postpone the flyover all together, according to social post on the Air Force Thunderbirds Facebook page. Aldridge has family in San Antonio, where he also trained earlier. “So we’ll be flying fairly low, fairly fast, fairly close,” Aldridge said. Thunderbirds release flight path for San Antonio flyoverThey will spend about half an hour over San Antonio before heading to Austin. “(Operation America Strong) really showcases what the Air Force, with 600,000 people in the Air Force, and the entire Department of Defense is capable of, when a team works together," Aldridge said.
Thunderbirds fly over in San Antonio set for next week
Published: May 8, 2020, 11:49 am Updated: May 9, 2020, 11:28 am(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. 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. Flyovers in San Antonio will start at 1:20 P.M. Wednesday, May 13 and will last approximately 30 minutes.
When will Thunderbirds fly over San Antonio?
SAN ANTONIO – Update 5/8/2020: The Thunderbirds have announced their flyover date in San Antonio on May 12. Thunderbirds reportedly plan flyover in San Antonio amid coronavirus pandemicBoth the Thunderbirds and the Blue Angels flew over Washington D.C. on May 2, and the Thunderbirds have also flown over cities like Atlanta and Baltimore. While the original plans, first published by the Washington Post, included San Antonio on the tour, future flyover dates haven’t been announced. Joint Base San Antonio officials, however, confirmed Wednesday the flyover will still happen, but the date is being worked out. pic.twitter.com/4bxpHhGrGa — Thunderbirds (@AFThunderbirds) May 4, 2020In the meantime, enjoy this video of the Blue Angels flyover in Dallas.