Navy, Air Force Fly Over WTWS

As part of a nationwide flyover program, part of “Operation America Strong”, the Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds flew over the World’s Tallest Water Sphere.

This southbound leg of flyover route on April 28th, 2020, was a bit east of Union, New Jersey, but either over Newark Bay or Newark Airport. Later on the jets flew northeast towards Long Island, but rounded back south towards the Verrazanno Narrows Bridge, Staten Island, and then back north over New Jersey. This was a spectacular moment to see these planes from New Jersey, New York City, and western Long Island.

This photo was taken from a video from WABC7 TV New York. The vantage point is a tall building on the Hudson River, either on the New York west side or Bayonne east side.

It shows the six Blue Angel jets trailing smoke in the upper center. Six whiter Air Force Thunderbird jets follow lower and to the right. Bayonne and Newark Bay are shown in the lower foreground. The center of Newark is marked by the Eleven 80 building in downtown Newark, NJ at the extreme right center. Newark Airport is slightly right of this photo from this angle.

In the background, the New Jersey Watchung Mountains from Washington Valley on the left to the Hobart Gap on the right stretch across the middle of the photo.

The World’s Tallest Water Sphere is visible as a white sphere in the center of the photo, midway between Newark and the Watchungs.

Sorry for the screen capture picture quality. It shows up more clearly in higher resolution video from the original source.

Navy, Air Force flyover the WTWS
Blue Angels and Thunderbirds fly over the World’s Tallest Water Sphere in Union, New Jersey

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