The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds will conduct a flyover during the National Anthem performance at Super Bowl LIII, February 3, 2019, over the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia as their first public event of the year.
“Supporting this event is a tremendous honor for the team and the U.S. Air Force. We look forward showcasing the pride, precision and professionalism of our nation’s 660,000 total force Airmen to football fans around the world.” – said Lt. Col. John Caldwell, the Commander/Leader of the Thunderbirds.
The last Super Bowl demonstration of the Thunderbirds took place in 2017 at Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas, but unfortunate weather conditions forced the officials to close the retractable roof of the NRG Stadium. This could also happen this year if it’s necessary, although NFL stated they would prefer to keep it open if possible.
The six featuring F-16 Fighting Falcons will take off from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Marietta, Georgia.