See the Air National Guard N.J. roar across the skies in salute to frontline workers

Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th Fighter Wing and a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 108th Wing at Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst flyover Ocean City to salute frontline workers in the coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Tim Hawk | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

The group of military planes flew past New Jersey landmarks in seconds, leaving trails of smoke in the skies and gaping onlookers below.

From the Jersey Shore, Camden, Bergen County and a litany of landmarks in between, the state Air National Guard saluted frontline workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic with a spectacular flyover Tuesday afternoon, passing by 14 sites in total.

The aircraft included three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th Fighter Wing in Egg Harbor and a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 108th Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

Scroll below to see some of the photos of the flyover and the groups that gathered to watch.

A crowd on the beach in Sea Girt watches a N.J. State Police helicopter land here minutes before three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard flew over to salute workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media)

The New Jersey Air National Guard does a flyover in Atlantic City, N.J., to honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Wing partnered in the nationwide Air Force Salutes Flyover event. (Lori M. Nichols | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Spectators wait on the Ocean City Boardwalk for three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th Fighter Wing and a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 108th Wing at Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst to conduct a flyover to salute frontline workers in the coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Tim Hawk | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th Fighter Wing and a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 108th Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst flyover University Hospital and a Rutgers medical facility in Newark as part of the New Jersey event on Tuesday to salute frontline workers in the coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media)

New Jersey Air National Guard conducts a flyover at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital to honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Joe Warner | For NJ Advance Media)

Spectators atop the Sea Girt Pavilion and Sea Girt Lighthouse watch as four warplanes perform a flyover over Sea Girt to salute workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media)

Spectators atop the Sea Girt Pavilion and Sea Girt Lighthouse watch as three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard fly over Sea Girt to salute workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media)

Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th Fighter Wing and a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 108th Wing at Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst flyover Ocean City to salute frontline workers in the coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Tim Hawk | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

The New Jersey Air National Guard does a flyover in Atlantic City, N.J., to honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Wing partnered in the nationwide Air Force Salutes Flyover event. (Lori M. Nichols | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

People stand on the roof of the Atlantic City Convention Center to watch as the New Jersey Air National Guard does a flyover in Atlantic City, N.J., to honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Wing partnered in the nationwide Air Force Salutes Flyover event. (Lori M. Nichols | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

New Jersey Air National Guard conducts a flyover at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital to honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Joe Warner | For NJ Advance Media)

A couple stands and watches as the New Jersey Air National Guard conduct a flyover at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital to honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Joe Warner | For NJ Advance Media)

Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th Fighter Wing and a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 108th Wing at Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst flyover Ocean City to salute frontline workers in the coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Tim Hawk | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

The 177th fighter wing New Jersey Air National Guard and the 108th wing take part in a flyover to honor frontline workers in the battle against the Coronavirus. (George McNish | For NJ Advance Media)

The New Jersey Air National Guard does a flyover in Atlantic City, N.J., to honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Wing partnered in the nationwide Air Force Salutes Flyover event. (Lori M. Nichols | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

A KC-135R Stratotanker from the 108th Wing at Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst flies over Sea Girt to salute workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media)

People stand on the roof of the Atlantic City Convention Center to watch as the New Jersey Air National Guard does a flyover in Atlantic City, N.J., to honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Wing partnered in the nationwide Air Force Salutes Flyover event. (Lori M. Nichols | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard fly over Sea Girt to salute workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media)

Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 177th Fighter Wing and a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 108th Wing at Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst flyover Ocean City to salute frontline workers in the coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Tim Hawk | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

New Jersey Air National Guard conducts a flyover at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital to honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Joe Warner | For NJ Advance Media)

New Jersey Air National Guard conducts a flyover at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital to honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Joe Warner | For NJ Advance Media)

A spectator stands in the parking lot of Cherry Hill West High School awaiting a flyover by the New Jersey Air National Guard honoring health care workers at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Joe Warner | For NJ Advance Media)

New Jersey Air National Guard conducts a flyover at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital to honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Joe Warner | For NJ Advance Media)

The New Jersey Air National Guard does a flyover in Atlantic City, N.J., to honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Wing partnered in the nationwide Air Force Salutes Flyover event. (Lori M. Nichols | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

The New Jersey Air National Guard does a flyover in Atlantic City, N.J., to honor the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Wing partnered in the nationwide Air Force Salutes Flyover event. (Lori M. Nichols | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Spectators look to the sky as a flyover is conducted by New Jersey Air National Guard at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital honoring the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Joe Warner | For NJ Advance Media)

Employees of Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital pose for a picture as they wait for the New Jersey Air National Guard to flyover over the hospital honoring the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Joe Warner | For NJ Advance Media)

A spectator stands holds an American flag as he sits in the parking lot of Cherry Hill West High School while awaiting a flyover by the New Jersey Air National Guard honoring health care workers at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Joe Warner | For NJ Advance Media)

On Eggerts Crossing Road in Lawrence Township, spectators wait for flyover of The New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Wing, which were partnering in the nationwide Air Force Salutes Flyover on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Michael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

At Lawrence Township municipal baseball fields, spectators wait for flyover of The New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Wing, which were partnering in the nationwide Air Force Salutes Flyover on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Michael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

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