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.

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CBS Los Angeles also sat in on a refueling practice run in the video below.

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