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Friday, February 10, 2023

Forget the halftime show – we want the flyover!

Traveling from Aerospace Perceptions headquarters to the practice facilities and stadium of the Philadelphia Eagles requires just a short jaunt up I-95. So, it’s easy to understand why Super Bowl fever has consumed my immediate area and – to be honest – this entire region. After the Eagles (finally) won their first Super Bowl on February 4, 2018, Philadelphia hosted a massive victory parade which included my participation and a chance to congratulate several of the players first-hand. Not surprisingly, I wouldn’t mind a repeat of that experience.

Regardless of your choice in football teams, though, one aspect of the Super Bowl that always attracts attention is the pre-game flyover. Super Bowl LVII is no exception.

Screen grab from U.S. Navy Video/Austin Rooney

Fortunately, the U.S. Navy understands how hard it is to wait until Sunday. So, they have kindly provided a tightly-produced sneak preview video of the aircraft that will be involved. I won’t list them here in case you want to maintain the element of surprise, but it’s an impressive array and I can guarantee you I’ll be ready and waiting for the flyover Sunday evening!

You can enjoy this brief promotional video at the following link:

One thing I will add is that the pilots at the controls of these aircraft are an all-female crew. Though that's news this weekend, hopefully in the days to come the skill and talents of female pilots will continue to be fully embraced and attract no more attention than the presence of male pilots.

Screen grab from ABC News/Good Morning America