Before the kickoff between the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers on Sunday, two Fox Sports announcers were caught on a hot mic mocking the traditional military flyover.
“That’s a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover,” Aikman said after four A-10 aircraft flew overhead following the singing of the national anthem.
“That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work,” Joe Buck added.
In what many perceived to be an odd political endorsement, Aikman stated, “That stuff ain’t happening with Kamala-Biden ticket, I’ll tell you that right now, partner.”
The misinformed sportscasters are apparently unaware that military flyovers are part of Air Force training exercises and therefore do not cost taxpayers.
“The flyovers don’t cost the taxpayer since they’re part of training missions,” Air Force spokeswoman Jennifer Bentley said in 2018. “Sometimes a flyover involves 10 minutes of a 12-hour mission.”
The flyovers are also a great recruiting tool for the U.S. military.
Bently explained, “Flyovers are a way for the U.S. Air Force to showcase the capabilities of our aircraft while at the same time inspire a future generation. We are increasing the number of events eligible for support to assist with recruiting efforts and in telling the Air Force story.”
Perhaps Buck and Aikman should stick to Joe Buck’s own advice and “stick to sports.”
Trump’s rallies are drawing in nearly 100+ thousand viewers and attendees nightly, while the NFL struggles to fill their half occupancy stadiums. Trump is the new spectator sport ladies and gentleman