THE TRANSATLANTIC MAGAZINE
The 48th Fighter Wing based in RAF Lakenheath, England, will again be performing a multiple jet practice flyover of Tottenham Stadium Friday, October 15, 2021, after their appearance at the National Football League match between Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets on Sunday October 10.
Two F-15E Strike Eagles from the 492nd Fighter Squadron and two F-15C Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron will conduct a practice flyover in preparation for the approved flyover demonstration during the NFL game on October 17 of Jacksonville Jaguars versus Miami Dolphins. The jets will take off and land from RAF Lakenheath on the day of the flyover.
The U.S. Air Force performs close to 1,000 flyovers a year, which serves as a way to showcase the capabilities of its aircraft while also inspiring patriotism and future generations of aviation enthusiasts. These flyovers are done at no additional cost to the taxpayer and serve as training for the pilots, aircrew, and ground control teams.
The October 10 flyover seemed to cause a bit of worry, according to MyLondon, with one concerned resident posting on their local NextDoor group saying:
“UFO activities in E4 and around. Can someone help me with some pictures or footage about three UFO which survived the sky few hours ago, please. My wife have seen them but I couldn’t because I went inside.”
Other users of the were slow to correct them, first poking a little fun.
One said: "No pictures, but Zorg, Borg and Norg stopped off at my place for a cup of tea...thoroughly nice chaps."