UPDATE: The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force squadrons have issued an update reminding spectators to follow social distancing safety guidelines.
“Residents in these areas will be able to see the flyover from the safety of their home-quarantine and should maintain all social distancing guidelines during this event,” the release said. “They should also refrain from traveling to landmarks, hospitals and gathering in large groups to view the flyover.”
Original story below…
NOTTINGHAM, MD—The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have released their flight path and schedule for Saturday’s flyover.
To honor doctors, nurses, medical workers, and first responders, Governor Hogan earlier this week designated Saturday, May 2 as Healthcare Heroes Day in Maryland. This will coincide with a Baltimore flyover of the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds. In addition, buildings across the state, including the State House Dome, Camden Yards, and M&T Bank Stadium, will be lit up blue.
The flyover will include a dozen high-performance fighter jets that fly at speeds of up to 700 MPH, sometimes within a few feet of each other.
Many people are already looking forward to the show.
“I appreciate what they’re doing. That’s part of America. What they’re doing, the two of the best flight teams in the world, they’re getting some good airtime, and I think it’s a good thing,” Blue Angels fan Roger Hodges said.
According to the flight path released on Friday, the best vantage points will be in the Essex/Middle River/Rosedale area, but those in the surrounding communities will likely be able to catch a peek as well.
The fighter jets will be entering the Baltimore area at around 11:30 a.m., heading north to the Towson area, then east toward Essex/Middle River, and heading toward the southwest corner of the beltway by 11:45 a.m.
Look to the skies between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., assuming the flight crew stays on schedule.
The full flight path is posted below.
[Images via Blue-Angels.info]