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Blue Angels to fly over Indianapolis on Tuesday to salute front-line workers

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Posted at 2:03 PM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 15:33:40-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Look up to the sky Tuesday. The Blue Angels are coming to town.

The Blue Angels will fly over Indianapolis on Tuesday afternoon to honor health care workers, first responders and other essential workers serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“America Strong is about showing how much we, as a nation, count on our front line responders and that we have their back just like they have had ours,” Cmdr. Brian Kesselring, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels commanding officer and flight leader for the flyover, said in a news release. “They have always been there for us all, holding our nation together, even more so during this pandemic. It is really impactful to see this nation come together and stand in solidarity during these unprecedented times.”

The 11-minute flyover consisting of formation of 6 F/A-18 C/D Hornet aircraft will begin at 2 p.m. in the skies above Beech Grove and end over Downtown Indianapolis.

The Blue Angels will also fly over Chicago and Detroit.

Times are subject to change, and the Blue Angels ask that people observe the flyover from their homes while practicing social distancing and not travel to see the planes.

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Note: previous posts list overhead times for Indy in CDT. Below is in EDT. Also, the Chicago route ends along the waterfront.#AmericaStrong#InThisTogether#HealthcareHeroes pic.twitter.com/YDIVC49pHI

— Blue Angels (@BlueAngels) May 11, 2020