Blackhawks over Seahawks: 17 amazing photos from high above Super Bowl XLVIII

Posted on: 7:26 am, February 4, 2014, by , updated on: 07:31am, February 4, 2014

(WTVR) – Before Seattle scored its first (of many) points, before Bruno Mars wowed the crowd, heck even before Joe Namath screwed up the coin toss, millions of people watching Super Bowl XLVIII were treated to opera singer Renee Fleming’s gorgeous rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and a breathtaking military flyover.

The men and women involved in the flyover took pictures as their UH-60M Black Hawk and AH-64D Apache helicopters approached Met Life Stadium outside New York City. Here are 17 photos taken during that flight.

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  • Staff Sgt. Jonathan Mize, B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) watches for hazards on the ground before flying to the Super Bowl at Stewart International Airport, New Windsor, N.Y., February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Pilots and air crews from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly towards Met Life Stadium to conduct the Super Bowl flyover February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Pilots and air crews from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly towards Met Life Stadium to conduct the Super Bowl flyover February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Pilots and air crews from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly towards Met Life Stadium to conduct the Super Bowl flyover February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Pilots and air crews from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly towards Met Life Stadium to conduct the Super Bowl flyover February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • AH-64s and UH-60s from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) approach Met Life Stadium during the national anthem in East Rutherford, N.J., February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • AH-64s and UH-60s from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) approach Met Life Stadium during the national anthem in East Rutherford, N.J., February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • UH-60M Black Hawk and AH-64D Apache helicopters with 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly over the Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J., February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • UH-60M Black Hawk and AH-64D Apache helicopters with 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly over the Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J., February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • UH-60M Black Hawk and AH-64D Apache helicopters with 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly over the Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J., February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • UH-60M Black Hawk and AH-64D Apache helicopters with 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly over the Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J., February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • A CH-47 Chinook helicopter passes over the edge of the stadium during the Super Bowl flyover at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • A CH-47 Chinook helicopter passes over the edge of the stadium during the Super Bowl flyover at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Christina Wright, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • A CH-47 Chinook helicopter passes over the edge of the stadium during the Super Bowl flyover at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Christina Wright, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Pilots and air crews from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly past Met Life Stadium to conduct the Super Bowl flyover February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Christina Wright, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Pilots and air crews from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) fly past Met Life Stadium to conduct the Super Bowl flyover February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Christina Wright, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • A CH-47 Chinook helicopte flies over the Hudson River after flying over the Super Bowl February 2, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Christina Wright, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

It appears someone in one of the helicopters shoot video of the flyover they passed over the stadium. Here’s the video posted on YouTube.

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