Flyovers Planned Across NYC for Air Force Week

In seven F-16D "Falcon" aircrafts, the Thunderbirds will fly over Yankee Stadium before the team's game with the Boston Red Sox Saturday afternoon

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    Two Thunderbird pilots tell us how they make their high-flying antics.

    As Air Force Week NYC gets underway, the Air Force's aerial demonstration team will begin performing coordinated formation flyovers across the city.
          
    In seven F-16D "Falcon" aircrafts, the team, known as the Thunderbirds, will fly over Yankee Stadium before the team's game with the Boston Red Sox Saturday afternoon at approximately 4:05 p.m.

    The Thunderbirds will then fly over the Hudson River near the Intrepid and Pier 86 for the Air Force Week opening ceremonies Sunday at approximately 1 p.m.

    On Monday, the Thunderbirds will have their final flyover at Citifield, before the Mets and Colorado Rockies game at approximately 7:10 p.m.

    Members of the 325th Fighter Wing from Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida will also fly a F-22 "Raptor" over a Brooklyn Cyclones game in Coney Island on Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m.

    Air Force Week is intended to provide an opportunity for the public to engage with the Air Force in areas where there is generally little Air Force presence.

    "The week aims to increase awareness, understanding, and support for the accomplishments, performance, and sacrifices of our Airmen," the Air Force said in a release.

    For more information on Air Force Week NYC go to www.airforceweek.af.mil.

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