National Football League U.S. Military Aircraft Pre-Game Fly Overs

Among the most loved traditions of the National Football League Super Bowl Game, there’s the pre-game flyover armed forces aircraft.

The National Anthem comes to it’s final lines, and the planes, either a single bomber, a fighter jet flight, helicopter formation, or one of the display teams streak over the stadium. Flyovers are always a special sight.

As you prepare for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos game (that will feature an helicopter flyover with AH-64D Apache, UH-60M Black Hawk and CH-47F Chinook choppers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade), here’s an interesting video aired by the NFL Network with interesting details about the planning and execution of such events, including clips shot at lot of stadiums.


Image credit: 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, U.S. Army


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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.