Prior to the Buccaneers, Packers game Sunday, announcers Troy Aikman and Joe Buck mocked the military plane flyover.
Fox broadcasters Joe Buck and Troy Aikman were caught on a hot mic on Sunday afternoon mocking military flyovers ahead of Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The two could be heard talking about the flyover that had just taken place ahead of the game. Aikman could be heard saying it was “a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover,” and Buck followed up by saying “that’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work.”
“That stuff ain’t happening with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket, I’ll tell you that right now, partner,” Aikman said.
Military flyovers are a tradition at most sporting events as part of the national anthem. Yet now that teams have to play in near-empty stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic, the huge displays might not be worth the money, though officials have said in the past that they treat flyovers as part of pilot training, meaning they are not an additional taxpayer expense.
The Washington Post has reported that flying a squadron of jets could cost at least $60,000 per hour.