Planned Flyover: Four F-16 Fighting Falcons to Perform "Missing Man" Formation Above NYC
As part of a commemorative funeral service, the 100th Fighter Squadron will perform a "missing man" flyover with their F-16 jet fighters.
On Friday, September 9, 2016 at 4:45pm, the F-16 Fighting Falcons will fly past the USS Intrepid that is docked in the Hudson River near 46th Street. The jets will perform the "missing man" formation, to honor the memory of Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr.
Dr. Brown was one of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces that flew during World War II. The 100th Fighter Squadron that will be carrying out the flyover are part of the Alabama Air National Guard, where Dr. Brown was a former commander.
The F-16s will depart around 4:15pm from Stewart Airport in Orange County, upstate New York, fly past the Tappan Zee bridge, then south down the Hudson to perform the "missing man" formation near the The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. After continuing south past the Statue of Liberty and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the jets will return north past Manhattan along the Hudson River.
If you would like to see the jets, plan to be along the Hudson at the west side of Manhattan by 4:30pm, and stay after the first flyby to see the jets return north along the same route.