NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Today was the day when the Navy’s Blue Angels flew a weaving path around North Texas to honor frontline workers as the country deals with COVID-19.
The day began with a flyover near McKinney at 11 a.m. The entire flyover went over more than a dozen North Texas cities and lasted about 35 minutes.
This morning the pilots taking part in the ‘America Strong’ program — to salute doctors, nurses and other essential workers — posted a video on social media as they headed out to their F/A-18 Hornets at the Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida bound for the Lone Star State.
The airborne aerobatic team began their flight in Collin County, winding over the cities of Allen, Frisco, The Colony and Plano. The jet pilots then flew over Richardson before circling downtown Dallas.
The squadron continued their massive air show into Duncanville and over Irving before crossing near Grapevine and Southlake.
The team then moved into Tarrant County, flying over the mid-cities of Hurst-Euless-Beford before blazing the skies over Keller, North Richland Hills, and Arlington.
The end of the North Texas flyover took the fighter jets around downtown Fort Worth and Benbrook.
In all, the flight path took the squadron over nearly two dozen hospitals including, Medical City Dallas, Baylor Scott & White – Dallas, Parkland Hospital, Dallas Children’s Medical Center, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, the entire Fort Worth Hospital District and Texas Health Harris Methodist in Benbrook.