MILITARY FLYOVER: For Mariners opening night tonight

(Air Force file photo of C-17)

Late addition to the Mariners‘ pregame plans for Opening Night tonight at Safeco Field – team spokesperson Rebecca Hale tells WSB that they’ve added a military flyover. If all goes as planned, around 6:52 pm, a U.S. Air Force C-17 from the 4th Airlift Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will fly over the stadium, from the northwest to the southeast. She also mentions there will be some “small pyrotechnics” during the pregame ceremony. So if you’re not going to the game but happen to see and/or hear any of the above, now you know!

4 Replies to "MILITARY FLYOVER: For Mariners opening night tonight"

  • Out for a Walk March 29, 2018 (9:31 pm)

    Love the Mariners!  Thank you for the military flyover.  Very appreciated!!!

  • Rick March 30, 2018 (9:08 am)

    An awesome aircraft! My old job was keeping the screws from coming loose on these. Then there was the pilots…

  • Peter March 30, 2018 (11:02 am)

    First, I love the Mariners, opening day way awesome and I never miss it.

    Second, they hyper-militarization of sports is out of control and it needs to stop. Since 2001, every sporting event is treated as a “rah rah go military!” pep rally, and it gets worse every year. This is insulting and alienating to those of us who just want to watch a ballgame and don’t want this contrived glorification of the military rubbed in our faces at taxpayer expense. At least they had the good taste not to force that gross “god bless America” song on us during the seventh inning stretch.

  • newnative March 30, 2018 (12:08 pm)

    I was looking forward to seeing this but got caught up in the traffic snarl and was stuck on a bus at the time. So much for “waiting out” the traffic. 

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