TAMPA (WFLA) — The United States Air Force announced three different Air Force bombers will conduct a first-of-its-kind trifecta flyover during the National Anthem at Super Bowl 55.
“Supporting this event is a tremendous honor for our command and the U.S. Air Force,” said Gen. Tim Ray, AFGSC commander. “We look forward to this opportunity to showcase the reliability, flexibility and precision of our bomber fleet to the nation during this exciting event.”
The bombers flying over Raymond James on Feb. 7 include:
- B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota
- B-2 Spirit from Whiteman AFB, Missouri
- B-52 Stratofortress from Minot AFB, North Dakota
It’s all in hone of Super Bowl LV – B52 + B2 + B1 = 55!
The aircraft will take off from their respective bases, join up for the flyover, then return to base following the event. The Air Force says this “demonstrates the flexibility of AFGSC’s bombers and their ability to deploy anywhere in the world from the continental United States.”
The US Air Force performs nearly 1,000 flyovers a year.