New fighter jet takes to the air
Tennis fans will be treated to a special flyover Saturday afternoon immediately prior to the women’s final between Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova, and the operation is finely timed to the second.
The jets won’t just soar above Arthur Ashe Stadium ‘at the start’ of the pre-match ceremony, and the itinerary isn’t as vague as saying they’ll pass over the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center ‘some time’ during the singing of "America the Beautiful."
No. The four F-15E Strike Eagles from the 334th Fighter Squadron will fly over from 4:05:40 p.m. to 4:05:45 p.m., a five-second window exactly five minutes, 45 seconds from when they started their approach northwest of the tennis center over Long Island.