Blue Angels, Thunderbirds to fly over Atlanta Saturday in honor of frontline workers

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Medical professionals and residents alike are in for a treat Saturday afternoon.

This weekend, Navy and Air Force precision flight teams to fly over Atlanta

On Saturday, the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds will fly over parts of Atlanta in honor of those working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s part of a multi-city flyover, according to the Blue Angels.

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“We salute and thank all healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel on the front lines against COVID-19,” the Blue Angels wrote in a tweet, which notes they will also fly over Baltimore and Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

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The flyovers will begin at 1:35 p.m. and last about 25 minutes. The flight path include north metro, downtown Atlanta and south metro, according to the Blue Angels Twitter feed.

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"We are honored to fly over these cities in a display of national unity and support for the men and women keeping our communities safe," U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbird commander and lead pilot said in a statement. "These flyovers are a gesture of goodwill on behalf of the entire Department of Defense to the heroes of the COIVD-19 pandemic."

According to a press release, residents will be able to see the flyover from the safety of their own homes and should maintain social distancing during the event.

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“They should also refrain from traveling to landmarks, hospitals and gathering in large groups to view the flyover,” the statement reads.

View a livestream of the flyover below.