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To mark the 70th anniversary of the first supersonic flight on Oct. 14, 1947, following the formal ceremony Edwards Air Force Base will launch two formation flights which are scheduled to pass over Southern California schools today as part of its outreach to support STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education.

The first formation – two F-16 Fighting Falcons and a B-1B Lancer – will fly on a route over the Antelope Valley and Bakersfield, California.

The second formation – an F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15 Eagle, F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II – is scheduled to fly a flight path over several cities in Southern California, including, Santa Clarita, Canyon Country, San Bernardino, Colton, Riverside, Costa Mesa, Long Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, Granada Hills, and Palmdale.

The second formation is scheduled to fly over the SCV between 12:28 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. and should be seen over Dr. J. Michael McGrath Elementary School, Valley View Elementary School, and Leona Cox Elementary School.

Both flights paths will be at an altitude low enough for easy viewing by the general public.

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  1. Gary says:

    Anyone see it? Saw a video of the Apache’s flying over.

  2. They ended up not going over the SCV. 😳

  3. Ethan Jewell Ethan Jewell says:

    Hello? Bueller? They must have flown so fast no one witnessed it.

  4. Deb Randall Deb Randall says:

    So disappointing for those who were waiting…

  5. I saw them – all four flying in formation. Loud and proud flying over Granada Hills.

  6. Very disappointed, after school students waited over one hour, this is not ok

  7. Brian Bell Brian Bell says:

    They flew over but rerouted up along the 14. Definitely higher than 1000’.

  8. Dennis says:

    waited & waited on trail near sierra highway and golden valley. saw them way way off in the distance. I was bummed :(

  9. Dennis says:

    maybe they turn on their super stealth mode and flew right over us!

  10. Paul Roques Paul Roques says:

    No show! And yet Santa Clarita is on the way back to Edwards AFB from Granada Hills. Basically, don’t promote something and have people show up if you’re going to cancel…even Isis doesn’t get stood up by the Air Force on bombing runs.

  11. Many kids waited at Valley View School to see the planes. Disappointed!

  12. Not over my house and I planned my day around seeing them!booo hooo!!

  13. Shawn Yon says:

    I waited at Target, near Lowes, overlooking the 14 Fwy, left around 130pm, nothing.

    Nada, No show, I hope they put out some kind of statement from Edwards AFB, they have to explain what happened at the very least.

  14. Kohl’s parking lot, overlooking the 14 Fwy., by 1:30pm the fighter jets were a NO SHOW; very disappointing. What happened?

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