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NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Six F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will join the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows and a formation of F-35A Lightning IIs during an aerial parade over the Hudson River at approximately 9:30 on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Viewers can expect to see multiple iconic aircraft formations flying by the Manhattan skyline in a sequenced display of teamwork and airmanship.
WHAT: A 6-ship Thunderbird Delta Formation will fly over the Hudson River along the Manhattan skyline in sequence with a 6-ship Blue Angel Formation, a 9-ship Red Arrow formation, and a 2-ship F-35A Lightning II formation. Fans are encouraged to come out and post their best photos on social media tagged with #hudsonflight.
- Local News Story
The Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15UTI and American Sabre F-86E have both now been confirmed for the event.
...Speaking about the Korean War-era jets, Deputy Higgins said: ‘There is only one Sabre jet and only two MiG-15s still left flying and we are hoping to get both aircraft having a dogfight over St Aubin’s Bay.