Long before these troubling times we are witnessing currently, I found both the U.S Navy’s Blue Angels and the U.S Air force’s Thunderbirds to be completely breathtaking. I remember the first time I attended one of the Blue Angels airshows; I was not prepared for how powerful of an impact this show would have on my emotions. The abilities the pilots had were indescribable and left me speechless, which is saying a lot for me.
My husband and I were on vacation at the beach several years ago celebrating our anniversary. We knew the Blue Angels were having a show over the beach and were both excited to watch the show. We were standing with our feet in the water when I heard a thunderous earth vibrating sound coming from behind me. Right as I started turning around to see what was coming, six planes went past us with lightning speed. This might sound crazy but not only was the airshow amazing to watch, but I could also feel the power in my soul.
Recently, the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds joined together for a nationwide show called America Strong. The show was meant to show unity for everyone during these very difficult times. The Blue Angels and Thunderbirds coordinated a sequence of multi-city flyovers over two-weeks. America Strong is a joined salute to acknowledge the selfless healthcare workers, first responders, and all essential workers on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The two very skilled teams plan to fly over the locations that were most affected from COVID-19 until the middle of May. Both the Air Force and Navy are working closely with local governments and media platforms to ensure all spectators are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for social distancing. The teams are executing numerous procedures to support the safety of personnel and the community.
The Navy’s Blue Angels are based out of Pensacola, Florida and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds are based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Under normal circumstances both teams fly at more than 30 shows displaying American Military Aviation. Unfortunately, the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds have been forced to cancel many of their performances due to the pandemic.
I know I have already said this multiple times before, but during tragic times it is important for everyone to be united and working together. Everyone around the world is aware of this pandemic as it has created many difficult and painful times. It is sad that after two months people are still dealing with the struggles of COVID-19. There have been too many lives lost during this awful time and unfortunately the struggles have not let us. Pointing fingers at who is at fault for this pandemic does not solve the problems, but could make things even more difficult. We can ask the questions, what if we knew about this virus sooner or what if there was a shut down earlier, maybe it would have changed things, but there is no use in doing that because we will never know.
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope the information provided was a good read and if you would like to watch any of the flyovers, they are all over YouTube. I hope your day is going well and you are doing all you can to stay safe! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love , comfort, and many positive vibes!