Friday, December 3, 2021

Did This Awesome Flyover Violate Aviation Regulations?


CNN: US Army and FAA investigating military flyover of NFL game 

Washington (CNN)The US military and the Federal Aviation Administration are reviewing a flyover of an NFL game last month to determine if the military helicopters flew too low over civilians in violation of aviation regulations.

A military inquiry is underway by the 101st Airborne Division to determine if members of its combat aviation brigade violated any FAA rules when they flew very low over Nashville's Nissan Stadium during a game between the Tennessee Titans and the New Orleans Saints. 

"The 101st Airborne Division is conducting a commander's inquiry into the flyover that occurred on November 14," according to Lt. Col. Kari McEwen, a spokeswoman for the elite division. 

The FAA also confirmed it's investigating but would not comment further. "The FAA is investigating this incident. We do not comment on pending investigations," a spokesperson told CNN. 

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WNU Editor: Yup. It is an awesome flyover, but they are also flying too low.


Jac said...

Okay, yes, too what? Aren't we trusted our pilot? Everything has to be "regulated". Next step is to regulate our breathing.

Anonymous said...

I think the FAA is right both in the letter and the spirit of the law/regulation.

Has the military conducted such flybys at that altitude before? If they have, did the FAA just wake up? Did someone wake them up>

The reason why the military is conducting the flybys is well know and one of them is marketing. If there were an accident, it would negate the marketing and then some.

Anonymous said...

"Under FAA regulations, aircraft over congested areas must operate at least 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle with a horizontal radius of 2,000 feet. Helicopters, according to the FAA, may operate at less than those minimums provided that crews comply with any routing or altitudes ordered by FAA." -CNN

Anonymous said...

What has happened to the days when the sargent major would call the miscreants into his office and growl "Ya'll have KP this weekend. Knock it off"? End of punishment.

Anonymous said...

Stoopid pussy 'mericans again. Just play the game.