NEW YORK - A special military flyover roared across the skies of New York City on Tuesday to pay tribute to those on the frontlines fighting the coronavirus.

Seven Navy Blue Angel jets flew in formation alongside eight Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Jets.


The Blue Angels are part of the Navy's flight demonstration squadron.

The flyover started over the George Washington Bridge at noon then made its way over Manhattan and Newark, first crossing the East River around 12:15 p.m.

The jets then flew out to Long Island before circling back over the Bronx and down the East River again.

New Yorkers were encouraged to watch the flyover from home and not travel or gather anywhere. However, people were seen outside watching the event in parks and public spaces.