Fighter Pilots to Secure Airspace Above Super Bowl 50
F-15s will patrol the skies to make sure no unauthorized aircraft comes within a 10-mile radius of Levi’s Stadium.
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — The military pilots providing air security during Super Bowl 50 have a simple message for the greater public: “You watch the game. We’ll watch the skies.”
A California Air National Guard F-15 fighter jet will protect the airspace surrounding Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium, the site of Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. CBS Los Angeles reports the F-15’s objective is to make sure no unauthorized aircraft enters within a 10-mile radius of the stadium.
Air Force Reserve Tanker planes practiced refueling the F-15 in mid-air on Tuesday. The tankers will take off from March Air Reserve Base.
“Just like the football teams prepare, so do we,” said Major Andrew Scott.
CBS Los Angeles also sat in on a refueling practice run in the video below.
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