In the words of rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry from his song Too Much Monkey Business, “same thing every day, getting up, going to school, no need to be complaining my objection’s overruled.”
You know, sometimes, that’s how I feel in this era of shelter in place and social distancing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to be working and happy to be busy, but the days do all seem to run together even if you’re used to working from home.
Today was different.
That’s because my home was directly below the flight path of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds. The jets started around noon today, flying over Newark, NJ and New York City before flying over Ewing and Trenton NJ on their way to Philadelphia.
The joint Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flight was done to honor healthcare workers, first responders, and essential employees working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
According to NPR, 12 fighter jets, six of the Air Force’s F-16C/D Fighting Falcons and six F-18 C/D Hornets participated in the flight.
The video above was taken at around 1:45 this afternoon as the jets flew over my home in Ewing. It captures the first group of jets. A second group followed about two seconds later.
This may only be some more imaging industry good news because of my connection to the imaging industry as editor-in-chief of The Cannata Report, but the anticipation of waiting for the jets and the sight of seeing them flying over my home was one of the more exciting experiences I’ve had in a long time even if the flyover only lasted a few seconds.
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