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F-15s Streak Over Newtown Area

One of the jets as it flew over on Sunday. Credit: Frank Fimmano

The afternoon sky above Lower Bucks County rumbled as four F-15 Strike Eagles passed over multiple times.

The U.S. Air Force fighter jets roared over during multiple passes as they awaited to fly over Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Sunday afternoon during the National Anthem. 

From Tyler State Park in Newtown Township to Bristol Township, the jets were spotted above and their duel Pratt and Whitney engines could be heard as they whizzed by overhead.

“We heard them inside the market everyone was freaking out,” reader Sharell Shelton said.

“Heard them extremely loud in Newtown – Bucks County! Actually scary!” Diane Krusen commented on‘s Facebook page.

Air Force Captain Sean Lipkin was in one of the planes above the area. He is set to speak with JROTC students at Pennsbury High School on Monday, his proud uncle and aunt, Dr. Michael and Marla Lipkin, said.

The four jets were spotted passing over Lower Bucks County on Friday in preparation for Sunday.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001