Navy Blue Angels schedule flyover to honor Dallas-Fort Worth first responders, health care workers

The flyover is a salute to honor healthcare workers, first responders, and other key frontline workers. (Courtesy of the US Navy / Community Impact Newspaper)

The famous US Navy Blue Angels, a flight demonstration squadron of naval officers, are planning a visit to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The navy announced that the squadron will put on a “Show of National Solidarity” over the DFW sky from May 6th at 11am.

The flyover is meant to be “a collective greeting to honor healthcare workers, first responders and other key workers at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19,” the announcement said.

During the overpass, the Blue Angels start north of McKinney and travel southwest to meander through the Metroplex. The 35-minute flyover goes right over a number of cities including Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Grapevine, Richardson, Frisco, and Plano.

Residents are advised to monitor the transfer from their respective quarantine sites and to practice social distancing at all times.

As part of a group of overflights called America Strong, the Blue Angels will visit Houston and New Orleans on the same day.

“We’re excited to be flying over cities across America as a thank you,” said Air Force General Dave Goldfein and US Navy Adm. Michael Gilday in a US Department of Defense press release. “This is also our way of showing that we are all together and that America’s spirit will prevail.”

The Blue Angels last visited North Texas in October for the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show at Fort Worth Alliance Airport.

More information on the US Navy Blue Angels can be found here.

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