12 Mar '18, 7am

Air Force lifts limits on stadium flyovers: Sports fans are likely to see more stadium…

Air Force lifts limits on stadium flyovers: Sports fans are likely to see more stadium…

Sports fans are likely to see more stadium flyovers this year as the Air Force emerges from a cash crunch and looks to boost recruiting. The Air Force’s “2018 Aerial Events Policy” removes limits on flyovers at NFL and MLB games and allows for more flyovers at college and other sports events. The flyovers had been curtailed because of a Defense Department spending cap that forced units to reduce the amount of time military planes spend in the air. The cap was loosed in February — good news for recruiters who face a tough job amid a chronic pilot shortage and stiff competition from a booming private sector. It’s unclear how much of a boost the flyovers give recruiters. However, recruiting leads increase significantly at air shows where there are Air Force demonstration teams or flyovers, Air Force spokeswoman Jennifer Bentley told Stars and Stripes in an email Friday. “Flyo...

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