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It went by real quick. I also find the 7pm cheers much more uplifting.
A post from the previous EV Grieve thread on this event:"Mobs of people heading back from the East River near me. Reminded me of the July 4th fireworks ritual."Of course. Who knew?
I wonder how much money was spent for this? Wouldn’t the frontliners appreciate it more if the money spent for this went to PPE, hazard pay and widespread testing instead?
I saw and heard the flyover today it was a great display of this nations military and technological capability now if only that same expertise and precision could have been used to better combat the Coronavirus that has brought such havoc to this country.
rooooooooaaaaaarr!!! thanks for the pics grieve & friends!
Nothing like the sound of jets thundering overhead to prepare us for a "return to normal" noise level in NYC...
Low-flying jets, especially if you were downtown in that area, are most likely to cause flashbacks to Sept. 11th. Many people could not close their eyes for weeks afterward, without re-seeing the burst of jet fuel on impact, or re-hearing the roar of the towers collapsing, and now have the Blue Angels to thank for bringing back those long-buried memories.
I enjoyed it. The DoD has stated this was at no additional cost. These planes had 30 shows cancelled this year. That money was already allocated for DoD, so this or something else. At least we could publicly enjoy it. Also these pilots have to log and train so many hours. This let's them do it and again allow for the public to enjoy it.
A little more air pollution, little more global warming, a little more to Manhattan being underwater.
Short flights but still cool.I've got an 18 second clip where they're flying almost over my head today: https://youtu.be/NbahrZoctA8
I actually had this thought today. The sky and weather were so similar to that morning and I kept pushing back the sights and smells popping in my mind. Amazing how deep those memories are. I wonder how long I'll be hearing phantom sirens in quiet streets after this
@10:16pm: Agree with you, the similarity to 9/11 was striking, and really, really NOT needed by NYC at this time.If the money was allocated & they need flight time, go do it in Las Vegas or Kansas or somewhere that's not under lockdown and fighting its way back to normalcy. We have enough going on in NYC right now; we didn't need this "display". I have sound-deadening windows, but the sound of this came through into my apartment unavoidably and very clearly.
How about using the military for something useful, like manufacturing PPE. Nice distraction, I guess, from the corporate looting that's going on.
I've seen airplanes before, what's the big deal?
The big deal is that a lot of people liked it, including me.
For those who support our military and enjoyed the fly over yesterday, here's a view for the air: https://youtu.be/RLKsHgnCamE
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