Media advisory: F-35 flyover planned for Nov. 5 Salute to Service football game

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Media advisory

Contact: Alexa Mealy, Kansas Athletics, [email protected]
F-35 flyover planned for Nov. 5 Salute to Service football game

LAWRENCE — A flyover at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium by two U.S. Air Force pilots is scheduled for the Nov. 5 Salute to Service football game, where the Jayhawks will take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Approximately 10 minutes before the 2:30 p.m. kickoff, two F-35s flown by pilots from the 58th Fighter Squadron out of Eglin Air Force Base in Florida will soar over the stadium. The pilots are Major Robert Poe from Winfield and Major Matt Mecadon, a KU alumnus who was commissioned from the KU Air Force ROTC program in 2012.

Kansas Athletics will also have a UH-60 Black Hawk land on the outdoor practice field on the southeast corner of the stadium at 9 a.m. Nov. 5. The vehicle will be on display for viewing throughout pregame starting at 11:30 a.m. through kickoff. This unit is with the 108th Aviation Regiment from the Kansas Army National Guard out of Topeka.

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