The Blue Angels aim to brighten Houston’s Wednesday with an early afternoon flyover in appreciation of those on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Blue Angels, the flight demonstration squadron of the U.S. Navy, announced on Twitter that they will fly over Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and New Orleans on Wednesday. According to a flight path map posted Tuesday morning, the Blue Angels are scheduled to soar over the Heights, Garden Oaks and Oak Forest area between 12:55-1 p.m. Wednesday.
Flyover times are subject to change, according to the Blue Angels.
“Residents should observe the flyover from the safety of their home-quarantine and should refrain from traveling to see the flyover,” the Blue Angels said in their Twitter post. “Social distancing should be practiced at all times.”
Area residents can view another flyover at midday Friday. The Lone Star Flight Museum is conducting the “Fight to the Finish Flyover” across the Houston region between 11:45 a.m.-1:10 p.m. Friday.
The Lone Star Flight Museum said its flyover, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the end of World War II in Europe, will include nearly 30 “rare and historic warbirds.” Shortly after noon Friday, according to the flight path posted on the museum’s website, the planes will fly from east to west over the Washington Avenue area and then turn north through Timbergrove Manor on its way to Acres Homes.