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    Jets part of Super Bowl security team, patrol restricted air space above Levi Stadium

    February 8, 2016

    CALIFORNIA -- CBS47’s Kathryn Herr took Fresno TV viewers inside the cockpit of the fighter jets protecting the airspace above Levi Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday. The fighters take off from Fresno when a plane enters restricted airspace in northern California. And that includes Levi Stadium for the Super Bowl. “We’re the eyes and ears. So their goal is to get us alongside the airplane as soon as possible so we can identify the airplane and establish that airplane’s intent,” the pilot said. An article posted Sunday by AF.mil explains how the fighters train with Civil Air Patrol Cessnas, which act as intruder airplanes violating temporary flight restrictions.


     

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