Flyovers and flypasts are pretty common in the United States. You see them before football games, during ceremonies, sometimes funerals for deceased military officers, and even during parades commemorating different events. But you don’t often get to see a flyover like this one, which occurred just over nine years ago in downtown Houston, Texas, where a group of AH-64D Longbow Apaches of the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard braved the narrow corridors of the city to give crowds a rousing thunderous thrill, and to honor veterans who had served before them.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the flyover began at Smith Street and Texas Ave, and carried on down Smith to Lamar Street, whereupon the Apaches made a hard right to proceed towards Bagby Street. If you’re not familiar with downtown Houston, that’s some seriously tight maneuvering, especially for a big Apache gunship!