FLYOVER ALERT: F-35s and Thunderbirds Rock Bowl Games

  • Jan 22, 2015 11:35pm GMT

A formation of four USAF F-35 jets will flyover University of Phoenix Stadium for the Pro Bowl on January 25 as Arizona plays host to some of the biggest sporting events of the year. The aircraft will hail from Luke Air Force Base's 61st Fighter Squadron.

A media alert called this the first public flyover of the F-35, however, air show fans have seen two different variants of the JSF last year. As far as we can confirm, this will be the first time the public has seen four F-35s in a formation flight.

The football frenzy will soar even higher as the USAF Thunderbirds kick off the precision flight team's show season and Super Bowl XLIX with a flyover during pregame activities on February 1.

A joint honor guard will present the colors and will include service members from across Arizona, including Luke AFB.

Catch the action on ESPN (Pro Bowl) and NBC (Super Bowl)!