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Old 09-26-2017, 08:01 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by RiverRat1 View Post
So how much does the NFL pay the Airforce for each flyover?
Nothing. It's the other way around. If I had to guess the cost per flyover would be in the high 10s to 100s of thousands in taxpayer money. Source

In 2015, Arizona Sens. Jeff Flake (R) and John McCain (R) revealed in a joint oversight report that nearly $5.4 million in taxpayer dollars had been paid out to 14 NFL teams between 2011 and 2014 to honor service members and put on elaborate, “patriotic salutes” to the military. Overall, they reported, “these displays of paid patriotism [were] included within the $6.8 million that the Department of Defense (DOD) [had] spent on sports marketing contracts since fiscal year 2012.”
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