Major formation of historic planes to fly over SoCal on Memorial Day

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - An 18-plane formation of historic warbirds will fly the skies above the Inland Empire, Orange and Los Angeles counties on Memorial Day, saluting "veterans who gave so much," as well as health care workers taking risks daily amid the coronavirus pandemic. "We came up with the idea after seeing the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels making the rounds," Commemorative Air Force Inland Empire Wing Operations Manager Bill Prosser told City News Service. "We're going to be a lot slower than the T-Birds and Angels so people can see us better. It's not like, 'Boom' — they're gone. We'll be doing 120 mph." The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have crossed the nation, making high-speed, low-pass appearances as part of "Operation America Strong," a morale-bo
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