Super Bowl Flyover Costs Taxpayers $80K

At a Department of Defense press briefing on Friday, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. Kirby admitted that the Thunderbird jets’ Super Bowl flyover will cost “something in the neighborhood of $80,000” to taxpayers. “It’s not an exorbitant cost, and I would you know, obviously remind you that we stand to gain the benefit,” Kirby said. “And there’s an exposure benefit from having the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over a well-known, famous team, and that certainly helps us in terms of keeping our exposure out there for the American people.”