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"Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby"

Six pilots who participated in a pregame flyover before last November's Iowa-Ohio State game in Iowa City — a show that prompted many, many YouTube tributes— have been officially reprimanded by the Air Force for flying too low and too fast over Kinnick Stadium. Specifically, four Talon T-38 Trainer jets cleared the press box by all of 16 feet at 400 knots (the speed limit for flyovers is 300 knots), a daredevil effort that has cost the lead pilot his right to fly military aircraft.[Associated Press]