Blue Angels postpone Michigan flyover due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’

New date not provided

YPSILANTI, Mich. – The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Michigan flyover in solidarity with coronavirus (COVID-19) frontline workers has been postponed.

The flyover was scheduled for Wednesday, but was postponed due to “unforeseen circumstances."

Heavy rain is expected Wednesday.

A new date has not been provided.

The Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds are flying over multiple cities throughout the U.S. in solidarity with frontline workers and first responders amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, officials said.

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“We’re excited to fly over cities across America as our way of saying thanks to the healthcare workers, first responders, and all the people who selflessly run into the breach working to keep America strong,” said General Dave Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Admiral Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations. “This is also our way of showing that we are all in this together and that America’s spirit will prevail.”

The annual Thunder Over Michigan Airshow is scheduled to take place on August 29-30 in Ypsilanti. Click here to visit their website for more information.


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