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Air Show Thursday Morning; View from Promenade

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that, this Thursday morning, August 22 at 9:30, four precision flying teams: the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds (photo); the U.S. Navy Blue Angels; the Royal Air Force Red Arrows; and the F-35 II Lightning Demo Team, will fly past the lower end of Manhattan. Approaching the Statue of Liberty, they will make a “sweeping right turn,” then proceed back up the Hudson. Don’t expect any spectacular aerobatic maneuvers. Those aren’t done over densely populated areas. Still, the brightly painted planes, trailing smoke – the American planes will trail white smoke while the British will trail red, white, and blue – should make an impressive sight.

Thunderbirds photo: U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz.