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July 4th Military Flyovers to Go Over DC, 4 Other Cities

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trumps July Fourth celebration will feature an extensive U.S. military a..

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trumps July Fourth celebration will feature an extensive U.S. military air show over Washington, but four other cities will get mini-versions of the air power display on Saturday.

The “Salute to the Great Cities of the American Revolution” will feature military flyovers in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

The flyovers will start in Boston at about 4 p.m., with Air Force and Marine Corps jets flying over in five waves. The show will be kicked off by the Air Force Thunderbirds, followed by B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers, F-15 and F-22 fighter jets and U.S. Marine Corps F-35 fighters.

In Boston, theyll go over the center of the city, approaching from the northeast and flying over the U.S.S. Constitution and Fenway Park.

They will then fly on to New York City, heading down the Hudson River at about 5 p.m., passing just east of the Statue of Liberty. The aircraft will get to Philadelphia at about 5:15 p.m., flying over Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, then theyll head to Baltimore, where they will reach Fort McHenry around 5:30 p.m., and then continue south toward Washington. The jets will be flying at about 1,000 feet.

They will then join the larger air show in the nations capital, which will begin at about 6:30 p.m. with a demonstration by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and a 21-gun salute by the militarys 3rd Infantry Regiment, known as The Old Guard.

The air show will follow at 7 p.m., and will begin with a flyover by Air Force One. The aerial show will include a wide Read More From Source

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