Presidential Inauguration Flyover for President Trump: The First Since 1946


2017-01-20 USAF four-ship formation is seen in preparation for fly over for the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States.

Raptor, Lightning, Viper and Strike Eagle take off for flight formation.

Military flyovers are not typically part of inaugural parades.

Outgoing President Barack Obama did not use any military aircraft at either of his inaugurations, the Defense Department official said. 

There were no flyovers at President George W. Bush’s 2005 inauguration, but he did have a flyover during his 2001 opening ceremony, which occurred two days before the inauguration. 

Presidential Inauguration Flyover from on Vimeo.

President Ronald Reagan considered including flyovers in his second inauguration in 1985, but one never materialized, the official said.

Before that, the last president to include military flyovers as part of his inauguration was President Harry Truman in 1949.

Video by Senior Airman Nicolas Myers 

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