MOODY AIR FORCE BASE -- Officials with Moody Air Force Base at Valdosta say they are looking into why a group of jets flew low over Panthers Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., late Monday morning.
In a news release Monday afternoon, Moody officials said four A-10C Thunderbolt II's from the 74th Fighter Squadron at Moody took off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport at approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday and flew over Panthers Stadium at low altitude.
The pilots were conducting routine navigation training from Charlotte to Moody AFB and were not participating in the U. S. Air Force's flyover support to the National Football League, the Moody news release stated. The Air Force provides flyover support to the NFL to showcase air-power and aircraft capabilities. The flyovers are at no additional cost to the tax payer and provides time on target training for the pilots, Moody officials said.
"We have a solid relationship with national-level sporting teams and flyovers are part of our outreach efforts to engage with communities across the country," base officials said in the news release.
Moody officials said they are looking into the details of the flight.