This is going to be really cool. The United States airforce will have a formation of planes in the sky this afternoon that will be visible from Buffalo to New York City. Here are the times that the formation will be flying over Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Albany, Syracuse Ithaca, and New York City.

The Airforce and Air Mobility Wing are celebrating being able to refuel in the air. This will be the 100th year for celebrations. According to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

In the continued pursuit of advanced capabilities and increased endurance, U.S. Army Air Service aviators pulled off the impossible on June 27, 1923. On that day, 1st Lt. Virgil Hine and 1st Lt. Frank W. Seifert, flying a DH-4B, passed gasoline through a hose to another DH-4B flying beneath it carrying Capt. Lowell H. Smith and 1st Lt. John P. Richter, accomplishing the first aerial refueling.

What planes will be in the formation?

There will be 2 different formations that will be going almost at the same time. One will go over most of New York and the other formation will go over the New York City / New Jersey area.

  • one KC-135
  • 8 KC-46s
  • 6 C-17s

What time will the Air Force be flying over New York State? Here is the schedule:

New York:

2:30 p.m.     Albany, NY

2:14 p.m.     Syracuse, NY

2:01 p.m.     Rochester, NY

1:51 p.m.     Niagara Falls, NY

1:43 p.m.   Buffalo, NY

1:23 p.m.     Ithica, NY

New Jersey:

1:03 p.m. Asbury Park, NJ

1:10 p.m. Barnegat Light, NJ

1:17 p.m. Atlantic City NJ

1:25 p.m. Cape May, NJ

1:42 p.m. Philadelphia Airport

The planes will be departing from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

"We commemorate a century of AR, a game-changing capability that has revolutionized global reach and power projection. From extending our operational range to building international partnerships, air refueling has shaped the course of Air Mobility Command."

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