WATCH: Thunderbirds fly over Colorado's Front Range Saturday to thank frontline workers

Posted at 9:36 AM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 19:31:09-04

DENVER — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds performed a flyover Saturday, crisscrossing the Front Range to honor and salute Colorado's frontline workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

The team, from Nellis Air Force Base In Las Vegas, flew over several hospitals in a dramatic demonstration to show their support for health care workers.

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Thunderbirds fly over Colorado's Front Range to honor, salute health care workers

The flyover began around 1:30 p.m. in Northern Colorado after a small delay. The flight path took them over Fort Collins and Loveland. About 10 minutes later, the jets flew over Boulder and then into the Denver metro area, leaving south to Colorado Springs.

Later, the team flew over the U.S. Air Force Academy, where Vice President Mike Pence was delivering the commencement address to the Academy's 2020 graduating class.

The flight path included a flyover in Pueblo before turning west back to Las Vegas.