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Super Bowl heritage flight flyover will feature Utah pilots

Feb 11, 2022, 8:25 AM | Updated: 11:36 am
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A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 4th Fighter Squadron from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, flies over the base and the surrounding area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)

SALT LAKE CITY — Several pilots with ties to Utah will be take part in the Super Bowl LVI, Feb. 13, in Inglewood, California. 

Maj. Garret “Toro” Schmitz and Maj. Kristin “BEO” Wolfe will be among the five pilots taking part in a first-of-its-kind Super Bowl flyover, during the national anthem at SoFi Stadium.

It will feature aircraft representing the Air Force’s 75 years as a service.

Schmitz, who’s from Price, Utah, will pilot the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Here’s Mag. Schmitz promotional video.


 

Wolfe will pilot the F-35 Lightning. She is stationed at Hill Air Force Base with the Lightning II Demonstration Team.

F-35 Lightning. (Lockheed Martin Photography By Darin Russell)

Wolfe recently gave a hint of what’s to come from her flight in this promotional video.


 

Another pilot will fly a P-51 Mustang in the flyover from the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation in Chino, California. This aircraft was used during World War II. 

The Heritage Flight flyover will also feature:

  • an A-10C Thunderbolt II from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona
  • an F-16 Fighting Falcon from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
  • an F-22A Raptor from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia

There will also be a live pre-game stream of the flight at 4 p.m. on the Air Force Facebook page.

Simone Seikaly contributed.

 

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