We’ve all seen jet fighter flyovers add a patriotic zinger to the National Anthem at big sporting events, but the deafening show of force never loses its cool. If you like ’em too, stay close to the TV and turn up the sound just before kickoff in this year’s Super Bowl, when four Carrier Air Wing 7 fighter jets will roar over that billion-dollar Cowboys Stadium in Texas.
What’s odd is that if you do, you’ll have the same view as the folks in the stadium, albeit on a much smaller screen. The NFL has already announced that the stadium’s retractable roof will be closed for the Feb. 6 game because of the possibility of freezing temperatures. (Heaven forbid that the national football championship should be played in winter-like conditions!) So while the crowd inside watches the flyover in heated comfort on that near-60-yard video screen, the fliers — from Strike Fighter Squadrons 83, 131, 103 and 143 — will be seeing this:
Officials could not possibly crank up that audio system’s sound loud enough to replicate the roar of those Hornets and Super Hornets. But as always, it’ll look great. Play ball!
Who’s your pick? Me? I think it’s the Packers’ year.