The US Navy and Air Force joined forces recently above the beautiful skyline of New York to commend the work of medical heroes and frontline workers. Watch the incredible footage from all angles, below!
Thunderbirds & Blue Angels Join Forces In The Air To Honor Medical Heroes
Aircrafts from the US military were seen recently, flying over the New York skyline, commemorating medical and frontline workers. The 12 fighter jets were seen in synchrony crossing NYC, Newark, Trenton and Philadelphia.
Captain of the spectacular operation, US Air Force Lt Col John Caldwell, said in a statement: “We hope to give Americans a touching display of American resolve that honours those serving on the frontline of our fight with Covid-19.”
The Blue Angels posted a tweet on the day of the event, giving all those living in the city a map and times of when they’d be flying over. Those planning to watch were asked to stay in their homes and find a safe way to watch whilst considering advice to social distance.
Online community ISN’T IMPRESSED with New York military fly-over, claiming the event was a ‘disgrace’
Many have already taken to Twitter to condemn the event that took place last week in New York. Claims are being made that the $60,000 used for the New York fly-over could have been provided to health care workers and those on the frontline.
U.S Senate candidate, Betsy Sweet wrote the following in a tweet about the event: “Read this headline and internalize it. Maybe, just maybe, rather than charging taxpayers $60,000 an our to fly Thunderbirds over New York City, our government could provide health care workers the PPE and paid time off they need. This is a disgrace.”
Others have pointed out that the fly-over attracted unintentional crowds across New York, with hundreds gathering on the riverfront of the Hudson, refusing to comply with social distancing guidelines. Whilst authorities warned that the fly-over should be watched from your home, we’re not surprised that some took advantage. Let’s be realistic, we knew this would happen.