July 4, 2020 Military Flyover

The sun was in my eyes and I couldn’t see if any of the jets had even made it into my frame! Luckily I got a few shots, and I am particularly glad that the stealth bomber was among them. The first time I saw a stealth glider I didn’t know one was going to fly by. I was sitting on the river and just happened to look up. It was the most amazing non-animal thing I’d ever seen in the sky, and the fact that it doesn’t make a sound made it even more beautiful. It was just this silent, gliding monster.

The jets were flying north to south down the Hudson River, and I believe they were heading to Philadelphia next.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “July 4, 2020 Military Flyover

  1. Well, I suppose they’re neat until they rain death on brown and black people (overseas) from above.

    I know, I’m a real killjoy. I’m not trying to take away anything from military personnel who put their lives on the line and who suffer for it. But to me flyovers look just as aggressive and out of place (and as expensive) as lines of inappropriately armed and riot-geared police look to other people.

  2. I don’t disagree with anything you said. I absolutely agree. I can’t help my attraction to flying machines, but I hate what they represent and what they do. I should have said that.

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