Four F-16 fighter jets from the Vermont Air National Guard helped the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays usher in the 101st season of Fenway Park. But this Opening Day flyover wasn’t reserved just for the 37,032 in attendance last Friday, as these videos from You Tube demonstrate.
The planes approached from the north. The “Green Mountain Boys”of the 158th Fighter Wing soared above Cambridge and directly over the MIT campus and Charles River before entering Boston’s air space.
This first video was shot from Harvard Bridge – also known as the Mass. Ave. bridge – which connects Boston and Cambridge over the Charles River:
The next video was shot from the campus of Boston University – just to the west of the jets’ flight pattern above Beantown:
The fans at Fenway saw the planes approaching from the left-field side:
They continued to fly south after passing over Fenway Park and Van Ness Street:
From another angle, the F-16 squadron is seen heading away from Fenway Park and crossing over Jersey Street (which is known as Yawkey Way north of Boylston Street):
Finally, the jets head off into the wild-blue yonder -- as seen in this video shot from the Harvard Medical School Quad, about a mile southwest of Fenway Park: