Thursday, January 27, 2011

Oceana Hornet pilots to perform Super Bowl flyover

By Meredith Kruse, The Virginian-Pilot

Local Navy pilots have been tapped to perform a four-plane flyover at Super Bowl XLV in Dallas on Feb. 6, the Navy announced.

The aircraft and air crews are from Strike Fighter Squadrons 83 (the Rampagers), 131 (the Wildcats), 103 (the Jolly Rogers) and 143 (the Pukin’ Dogs). All are part of Carrier Air Wing Seven and based at Oceana Naval Air Station. The flight will be led by Cmdr. Ben Hewlett, who heads the Wildcats.