Covid-19: Thunderbirds honor frontline workers by flying over 18 Vegas hospitals

Thunderbirds fly over 18 hospitals
Covid-19: Thunderbirds honor frontline workers by flying over 18 Vegas hospitals.

Under the motto "Vegas Goes Blue, the USAF Thunderbirds conducted a special mission to honor all medical personnel who are fighting against Covid-19.

"We are grateful to all frontline COVID-19 responders working in our hometown of Las Vegas and around the nation! Since we’re not able to thank these heroes face-to-face, we’re going to show our support from a safe social distance… in the air with a flyover and salute over Las Vegas," Thunderbirds said.

On Easter Eve, five F-16 jets belonging to the aerobatic team took off at 2.30 pm from Nellis AFB to fly over 18 hospitals and medical facilities in the Las Vegas area.

"Our nation’s healthcare workers and first responders who are on the frontlines combatting COVID-19 are a representation of American resolve and the American spirit. They are an inspiration for the entire country during these challenging times.

It was an honor to fly over 18 hospitals and medical facilities today for the brave Americans keeping us safe," the team said.

A similar mission was previously conducted by the USAF 64th Aggressor Squadron fighter aircraft.





Written by Matteo Sanzani
Images: USAF Thunderbirds