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NEWS | May 14, 2020

Air Force Thunderbirds honor San Antonio in Operation America Strong flyover

By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds conducted flyovers May 13 over San Antonio and Austin as a salute to frontline healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel, while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

After a slight delay due to weather conditions, the formation of six F-16C/D Fighting Falcons began their San Antonio flyover at 2:20 p.m., lasting approximately 30 minutes. Flyovers in Austin started at 3:40 p.m. and lasted approximately 25 minutes.

For more photos and video for Operation America Strong, visit