Texas A&M Baseball’s Extremely Low, Goosebumps-Inducing Flyover Is Patriotism At Its Finest

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Texas A&M baseball opened SEC play at home this weekend and put patriotism on full display as it tapped into one of its greatest traditions. An extremely low flyover set the tone, and will give you goosebumps!

One of the coolest parts of a home game at Kyle Field during football season is the pregame flyover. A&M was founded as a military institution in 1876, so there are deep roots, and Aggie pilots are typically part of flight crews for flyovers.

That was the case again on Friday as the tradition made its way across campus to Blue Bell Park and college baseball. Lieutenant Colonel Brian Kriss, Class of 2001, and Captain Matthew McBride, Class of 2011, flew a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft over the field at the end of the national anthem.

Coordinating flyovers is a lengthy process as the school works with the 181st Airlift Squadron of the Texas Air National Guard, based at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. Rarely, though, do the flyovers not get cleared. And they always deliver.

McBride and Kriss not only flew over the field, they practically flew onto the field. (It was one of the lowest flyovers I have ever seen, at least.)

Texas A&M’s flyover was pure America.

McBride and Kriss flew in from right field and swerved just past a standing light pole just to the side of home plate on the first base side. The unknowing eye may have thought that something was going wrong.

Rather, the crew was buzzing the stadium like Tom Cruise buzzed the tower in Top Gun. The flyover shook the stadium and made quite the roar!

Although the Aggies were unable to fend off the Tigers on both Friday and Saturday, the highlight of the weekend came in the sky.

Wins and losses come and go, but moments like Friday’s flyover live forever. U-S-A! U-S-A!

Written by Grayson Weir

Grayson doesn't drink coffee. He wakes up Jacked.

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