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  • No-fly zone over MetLife Stadium

    No-fly zone over MetLife Stadium

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-03-19 15:19:22 GMT
    The skies above and around MetLife Stadium will be in a no-fly zone on Super Bowl Sunday.The first level of defense will be provided by Black Hawk helicopters with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The unarmed helos will serve as the eyes in the sky.
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The sky above and around MetLife stadium is a no-fly zone. If any unauthorized aircraft penetrates the zone this week or on game day, it will be escorted right out.

Phil Petro is a copilot with the Office of Air and Marine of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Petro and his crew will be aboard an unarmed UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter serving as the eyes in the sky on game day.

Homeland Security officials say that most of the time other aircraft accidentally fly into restricted air space. But these pilots have been trained for all types of scenarios.

This crew won't be the only aircraft protecting MetLife Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday. Kris Grogan with CBP said a total of seven other "air assets" will be involved.

If an aircraft illegally flies into restricted air space -- whether over the big game or over the largest city in America -- these guys will know exactly what do to.


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