Flyover has Boston all ‘aTwitter’

Cameras and smartphones were pointed toward the sky across the Boston metro area on Thursday morning as a quintet of F-15 Eagles from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard flew over on a training and media mission. The flyover, rescheduled from Wednesday because of overcast skies, included passes over the State House, Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium and Cape Cod, among others.

From all accounts it was a pretty awesome – and loud – spectacle. I, unfortunately, was underground, trapped in a slow-moving Green Line train making its way toward Northeastern.

Twitter was littered with shots of the flyover. The Boston Globe (via @aaron_kravitz) had a nice wide-angle shot:

WBZ Boston News had a pretty cool aerial shot from its news copter:

And Jeff Monk captured the fighters passing over the State House’s golden dome:

But by far the best photo from the flyover involved the ultimate photobombing of a shot by veteran Boston Herald photojournalist Mark Garfinkel, who was stationed near the Boston University bridge.

More of Garfinkel’s photos will be in Friday’s Herald but it will be tough to top this one.

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UPDATE: WBUR 90.9-FM, Boston’s National Public Radio Station, is publishing some great photos of the flyover on its website.


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