Fly over plans for Saturday?

Submitted by MFDoom_ on September 6th, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I'm always one to get to the game early when I know a fly over is going down. With this game being the first game of the year and against Air Force I can only assume that they could (and should) have something special planned. Any ideas as to what the plan is?



September 6th, 2012 at 10:40 PM ^

I'm not sure where a lot of you get your weather forecasts from. Like many people in the gameday weather thread have said, every place I've checked, including The Weather Channel, have said mostly sunny and just a slim chance of rain...


September 7th, 2012 at 3:18 PM ^

Not to be a buttinsky, but I've been checking weather frequently since yesterday, and there seems to be quite a disparity. Weather.GOV (the NWS's site) says this:

Saturday Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 4pm, then a chance of rain. High near 69. Northwest wind 14 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

  • Saturday Night A chance of showers, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. West northwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
  • Meanwhile, says AM Clouds, PM Sun.



    September 6th, 2012 at 10:09 PM ^

    Is that early?  That's right after the national anthem.  The game starts like 1 minute later. 

    Early is an hour beforehand, to watch the team warm-up, see how Denard's throwing, see if there are any changes in who's running with the 1's.  Early, baby.


    September 7th, 2012 at 9:14 AM ^

    The B-2 is an impressive sight, but I've seen it before at the Chicago Air & Water Show. I've never seen a bald eagle in flight before.  I think that thing swooping around the field before the game for the duration of the national anthem is actually better than the quick flyby we'll get from the chopers and the B-2 because it'll be longer and more majestic.

    Are there any other games scheduled to have flyovers at home this year?



    September 6th, 2012 at 11:28 PM ^

    B-2's are sweeeet.  I've been to a game or two where a B-2 has flown over and it's definitely one of the cooler planes to witness performing a fly-over: awesome wingspan, still has that futuristic look, BIG in general, etc..  Wish I was up there for the game.  Perfect plane to have for the Air Force Acadamy game.  Any chance it's a B-2 because the USAFA happens to have their team playing there?!