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Navy's Blue Angels to fly past World Trade Center

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The U.S. Navy's elite Blue Angels jets will fly along the Hudson River and past Ground Zero Friday afternoon, the city announced.

Seven F/A-18 Hornets will fly in front of One World Trade Center for a photo shoot, according to the Office of Emergency Management. One jet will take photos while six will fly in formation.

The aircraft will take off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey at about 1:15 p.m. and will make three passes along the river; south, north, and then south again, the city said.

The jets are expected to fly at about 1,000 feet.

The Blue Angels squadron is a flight demonstration team that performs at dozens of air shows and events every year. The team recruits aviators from the Navy and Marine Corps.

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