A few weeks ago we learned men and women of our military will be a major part of honoring those working on the front lines of health care in the fight against COVID-19. Both the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the United States Air Force Thunderbirds will soar over several cities across America to show their appreciation, including Chicago.

Blue Angels' official Twitter account shared the flight path and times, which will be a total of 15 minutes. You won't have to drive too far into the windy city to catch a glimpse, either In fact, if you drive a few minutes southeast of O'Hare Internation Airport and you should be good. According to the map, you can take I-90 to 294 and find a spot between Norridge and Franklin Park, ideally somewhere near 171. The flight will begin at 11:45 a.m. near the lakefront.

Of course, if you travel to catch these stunning aircraft you're at risk for violating Illinois' stay-at-home order. Blue Angel's tweet even clarifies the importance of staying home.

Residents should observe the flyover from the safety of their home-quarantine and should refrain from traveling to see the flyover. Social distancing should be practiced at all times. Stay home and stay safe.

The 15-minute flyover to salute COVID-19 first responders will also take place in Detroit, Michigan, and Indianapolis, Indiana, with varying times.


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