Photo from 14th Street by S.J.
It was a flyover to demonstrate stealth F-35s for Trump and the President of Poland. Poland is buying some. I also wonder if the military planned the flyover to show Trump that the stealth fighters are not invisible, so that he stops saying that.
— Dave Barth (@davebarth) June 12, 2019
Thanks to all who emailed/messaged. Apparently I picked an inopportune time for a quick walkabout. All is well!!
BTW, this is the B variant of the F-35, which is particularly suited to make a loud noise over DC for a long time. That’s because it has a horizontal lift fan that allows it to land vertically, like a helicopter — or fly slowly and noisily over a city.
— Bradley Peniston (@navybook) June 12, 2019
— Lynn Hoverman (@LAHoverman) June 12, 2019
Check out some more action:
Photo with creative commons license by @rob_warchol from H Street, NW
video by Charlie Margolis from Meridian Hill Park
— Chelsea Allinger (@allinsea) June 12, 2019
From MPD earlier:
“Our federal partners have notified us of a scheduled aircraft flyover in the downtown area of DC at approx. 1:55 pm TODAY! The aircraft will be traveling at a low altitude.”
F-35 Buzzing downtown DC pic.twitter.com/PKXLWhdhAL
— Brett McReynolds (@McreynoldsBrett) June 12, 2019