Less loud and fun
Military flyovers are just as much a part of major sporting events in America as beer and hot dogs.
It's seems like a long-standing tradition and that's what makes sporting events, well, an event. It's the tradition and pageantry that keeps fans coming out to stadiums and parks. Will they be missed? Sure.
Fans at a
NASCAR will miss it
Los Angeles Times
They certainly would be missed at NASCAR races, where the flyovers — which typically occur just as the final words of the national anthem are being belted out — now are as much a traditional part of the pre-race festivities as Jim Nabors singing "Back Home Again in Indiana" before the
Stupid and wasteful
It might be different if I had paid $300 for my ticket. I might then want my tax dollars wasted by a show of patriotism. But I doubt it.
I've always thought flyovers at the
Once a broadcaster was so shaken by the sight and noise of fighter jets he couldn't talk for 20 seconds.
All I could ever see was money that could be spent on libraries or food and health services. Now let's make that happen.
Not worth the cost
It's Saturday morning, and I'm watching my son's baseball practice. In the middle of a rundown between third and home, the unmistakable sound of military jets interrupts.
We live near an Air Force base, so jet noise is as common as a barking dog. But everything comes to a halt as we stretch our necks to watch. In awe.
Yet that moment was nothing compared to a military flyover. If you never seen one live, it's an incredible moment that never fails to get the fans juiced.
But in this economic climate, it's simply not worth the price tag. And let's face it, after four or five hours of tailgating, fans will get just as juiced over a dog catching a Frisbee (especially if a dropping is involved).