Three United States Air Force officers, all Notre Dame alumni, were part of four F-15E aircrews that performed the ceremonial flyover at Notre Dame Stadium prior to the Notre Dame vs. Georgia football game on Sept. 9.
Pictured from left to right: 1st Lt. Jordan Hoover ’14, Capt. Matthew Mooney ’10 and Capt. Trent McMullen ’12.
Capt. Trent McMullen ’12 readies his twin-engine Boeing F-15 Eagle aircraft for departure. The plane’s top speed is Mach 2.5, with a combat radius of 1,000 nautical miles.
The flyover requires pinpoint accuracy — the planes must reach the stadium just as the National Anthem ends.