Military plane scheduled to fly over KU-K-State football game

photo by: Nick Krug/Journal-World File Photo

In this file photo from Sept. 11, 2010, a military KC-135 tanker flies over Memorial Stadium before a University of Kansas football game.

A military plane is scheduled to fly over the University of Kansas at Saturday’s home football game, according to a news release Friday from KU.

One KC-135R military refueling aircraft, from the 155th Air Refueling Wing of the Nebraska Air National Guard based in Lincoln, is scheduled to fly over before the 2:30 p.m. kickoff of the game at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

The Jayhawks will host Kansas State for the Dillons Sunflower Showdown.

Unlike with the Oct. 5 flyover of F-16 jets at the KU-Oklahoma game, no practice flyovers are planned this time. For the Oct. 5 flyover, which included a practice flyover on Oct. 4, KU failed to notify the public of the occurrence and later apologized on Twitter, acknowledging that it had “dropped the ball.”


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