Air Force making history with Super Bowl LV flyover

Flyover
Photo credit Senior Airman Tristan Day/Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs Office

You’re not only going to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs when you tune in to Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7.

Three different Air Force Global Strike Command bombers will conduct a first-of-its-kind flyover during the performance of the National Anthem at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

“We look forward to this opportunity to showcase the reliability, flexibility and precision of our bomber fleet to the nation during this exciting event,” said AFGSC Commander Gen. Tim Ray in a release.

Aircraft participating in the event will take off from their respective bases, join up for the flyover and then return home following the performance, according to the release.

The bomber flyover features a B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota; a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman AFB, Missouri and a B-52 Stratofortress from Minot AFB, North Dakota.

The Air Force conducts nearly 1,000  flyovers a year.

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