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

The flyover is a salute to honor health care workers, first responders and other essential front0line workers. (Courtesy U.S. Navy/Community Impact Newspaper)
The flyover is a salute to honor health care workers, first responders and other essential front0line workers. (Courtesy U.S. Navy/Community Impact Newspaper)

The flyover is a salute to honor health care workers, first responders and other essential front0line workers. (Courtesy U.S. Navy/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The flyover is a salute to honor health care workers, first responders and other essential front-line workers. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)
The famed U.S. Navy Blue Angels, a flight demonstration squadron made up of Navy officers, is planning a visit to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The Navy announced the squadron will perform a “show of national solidarity” above the DFW skies beginning at 11 a.m. May 6.

The flyover is meant to be “a collaborative salute to honor health care workers, first responders and other essential front-line workers as they combat COVID-19,” the announcement said.

During the flyover, the Blue Angels will take off north of McKinney and travel southwest, winding their way through the metroplex. The 35-minute flyover will cross directly over a number of cities, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Grapevine, Richardson, Frisco and Plano.

Residents are advised to observe the flyover from their respective quarantine locations and to practice social distancing at all times.


As part of a group of flyovers dubbed America Strong, the Blue Angels will visit Houston and New Orleans that same day.

"We're excited to fly over cities across America as our way of saying thanks," said U.S. Air Force Gen. Dave Goldfein and U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Gilday in a U.S. Department of Defense news release. "This is also our way of showing that we are all in this 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.

For more information on the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, click here.
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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