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HAFB F-35A to participate in flyover during Super Bowl

Feb 10, 2022 11:15AM ● By Becky Ginos

Major Kristen “BEO” Wolfe with an F35A Lightning II after a flight demonstration at Hill Air Force Base. Wolfe will lead the Demonstration Team in a flyover at the Super Bowl on Feb. 13. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle

HILL AIR FORCE BASE— The F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team, led by Major Kristen “BEO” Wolfe, from Hill AFB will be one of five aircraft to fly in formation at Super Bowl LVI during the National Anthem performance on Feb. 13. The first-of-its-kind flyover commemorates the Air Force’s 75 years of service.

The Air Force Heritage Flight represents the service’s ability to accelerate, innovate and thrive since its beginning in 1947 as the U.S. Army Corps, a release said. 

Four other aircraft will also be featured in the Heritage Flight flyover:

  • An A-10C /Thunderbolt II from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona
  • A P-51 Mustang from the Air Force Heritage Foundation, Chino, California
  • An F-16 /Fighting Falcon from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
  • An F-22A Raptor from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia

According to Hill, the U.S. Air Force performs nearly 1,000 flyovers a year. Their purpose is to highlight the aircraft’s capabilities and to inspire patriotism and future generations of aviators. The flyovers serve as time-over-target training for Hill’s pilots, ground control teams and aircrew at no additional cost to taxpayers.  

— Becky Ginos