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Thunderbirds, F-35As, Blue Angels, Red Arrows to Fly Together Over Hudson River

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly in formation over the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" during the Joint Base Andrews Air & Space Expo at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 11, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael B. Keller)

The Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Team will join some of the finest flyers from the US and UK militaries in an Aug. 22 aerial parade over the Hudson River in New York City.

The six Thunderbirds F-16s will join two USAF F-35As, the US Navy Blue Angels’ six F/A-18s, and nine Royal Air Force Red Arrows’ Hawk T1s in the event, which will kick off around 9:30 a.m., according to an Aug. 16 release.

The parade was made possible by a stroke of scheduling luck, since the three demonstration teams are all conducting demonstrations in the New York area on Aug. 24-25.

The aircraft will follow the river to Liberty Island before returning back up the river. The Thunderbirds will then return to Rochester International Airport, with the other aircraft flying to Stewart Airport.