Relax, Those Fighter Jets Over Downtown Were Just Prepping For A July 4th Flyover
Take a deep breath, war isn't breaking out in Los Angeles (yet). It turns out that the two fighter jets that mysteriously flew over downtown on Thursday afternoon were merely doing a practice run for July 4th, according to a tweet from the L.A. Times:
Two fighter jets flying over L.A. were practicing for 4th of July flyover at Dodger Stadium, the CA National Guard confirmed. Story to come.— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) June 29, 2017
"They were California National guard jets and they were practicing for a July 4th flyover," California National Guard public affairs supervisor Lauren Hall confirmed to LAist.
In case you missed it, the fighter jets flew over downtown at about 2:30 p.m., leaving many Angelenos scared and confused:
Fighter jets roaring and circling over Echo Park just now— The Eastsider (@TheEastsiderLA) June 29, 2017
My anxiety is too high for the military to practice flying fighter jets downtown LA in the afternoon!— Nik (@nikroybal) June 29, 2017
According to the OC Breeze, two California Air National Guard F-15C fighter aircrafts will do a flyover at Dodger Stadium on July 4 during pre-game ceremonies for the Dodgers—Arizona Diamondbacks game.