In Longmont this past Saturday, drivers got out of their cars and shoppers stood outside of stores, all looking up at the sky and hoping for a chance to see the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly overhead to honor Colorado’s essential front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The flight team got a 30-minute late start, which initially caused some confusion. The jets started in northern Colorado, flying south toward Boulder, over the Denver area, and then south toward Colorado Springs. Some of the honorees were spotted waving from the tops of hospital roofs, or outside their police or fire stations. The flight pattern took them over more than 40 medical facilities.