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Super bowl brings super air traffic

 

Photo courtesy of Roger Hanson

Lynx FBO at Anoka County Blaine Airport had up to 85 jets parked on its runways during the Super Bowl weekend.

The Super Bowl hosted in Minneapolis brought air traffic from all over the world. Lynx FBO at Anoka County Blaine Airport had up to 85 jets parked on its runways. Many reliever airports provided parking for aircraft during the week leading to the Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl Flyover consisted of the P-51 Mustang Sierra Sue which resides at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, and an F-16 Fighting Falcon. Renowned American aviator Steve Hinton flew Sierra Sue on behalf of the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation in the first Heritage Flight at the Super Bowl.

Though the Vikings did not play in the Super Bowl, Minnesota made a fine impression in its aircraft, as well as the Minnesota Nice displayed by residents to visitors.

Photo courtesy of Peter J. Markham

Renowned American aviator Steve Hinton flew Sierra Sue on behalf of the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation in the first Heritage Flight at the Super Bowl. The P-51 Mustang is based at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie.

 

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