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MacDill Air Force Base to play big role in Tampa Bay's Big Game

Fans will see "trifecta" of Air Force bombers
Posted at 7:29 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 07:54:47-05

TAMPA, Fla. — MacDill AFB will host an Air Force Global Strike Command B-1 Bomber on it’s flight line from Feb 3 through Feb 5 in preparation for the Super Bowl flyover.

Three different Air Force Global Strike Command bombers will conduct a first-of-its-kind "trifecta flyover" during the National Anthem performance at Super Bowl LV over Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

“Supporting this event is a tremendous honor for our command and the U.S. Air Force,” said Gen. Tim Ray, AFGSC commander. “We look forward to this opportunity to showcase the reliability, flexibility and precision of our bomber fleet to the nation during this exciting event.”

The bomber flyover, will feature:

B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota
B-2 Spirit from Whiteman AFB, Missouri
B-52 Stratofortress from Minot AFB, North Dakota

Each aircraft will take off for the Super Bowl LV flyover from their respective bases, join up for the flyover, receive aerial refueling from a MacDill KC-135 and return to base following the event.