A pair of U.S. military flying teams soared Tuesday afternoon over Delaware at the end of an air tour that started in New York City.
The Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels engaged in a series of metro-area flyovers to "salute and thank all healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19," according to the teams' social media posts.
The jets spent more time over Philadelphia and New York City than Delaware, but those lucky to be near the flight path in the First State were treated to a rare scene.
The demonstration jets passed in a pair of tight formations of six each just south of Wilmington after circling Philadelphia and the Trenton area. The afternoon of flyovers began at noon with loops around New York and Newark, New Jersey.
The planes flew over Christiana Hospital and then exited Delaware airspace near Newark, ending the planned flyovers for the day.