Friday, February 11, 2011
Navy Spends $450K on Five-Second Superbowl Flyover
Washington DC - The U.S. Navy has been criticised for spending almost half a million dollars of taxpayers’ money on a flyover at the Super Bowl - while the stadium roof was closed. The estimated $450,000 expense was for four fighter jets that flew from Virginia to Texas and over the retractable roof of Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. The $450,000 figure was based on the aircraft’s operational cost, the time it took pilots in the F-18 jets to fly the mission and a backup plane, according to official data. As it was broadcast on screens at the Super Bowl XLV, spectators inside the stadium got the same view as people watching the five-second shot at home. More..