Navy jets to perform Arkansas-TCU flyover

By: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Staff and Wire Reports
Published: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
In this Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 photo, Lt. Jennifer Sandifer, a 27-year old fighter pilot from Austin, Texas, gets into the cockpit of F/A-18E Super Hornet jet before launching from the deck of the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier toward targets in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
In this Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 photo, Lt. Jennifer Sandifer, a 27-year old fighter pilot from Austin, Texas, gets into the cockpit of F/A-18E Super Hornet jet before launching from the deck of the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier toward targets in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

— U.S. Navy fighter jets will perform a flyover prior to Arkansas' game against TCU on Saturday.

Four F/A-18F Super Hornets will fly past the stadium at the conclusion of the national anthem prior to kickoff. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.

The jets are from Strike Fighter Squadron 11, which is stationed at Naval Air Station in Oceana, Va. The squadron is nicknamed "Red Rippers" and deploys from the U.S.S. Harry S. Truman.

The F/A-18F Super Hornet serves as a modern long-range, multi-mission, all-weather strike fighter that is fully capable to conduct both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat missions. Its primary missions are close air support, suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD), reconnaissance, forward air control and refueling.

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