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An all-female pilot team makes Super Bowl flyover history

Sunday’s Super Bowl was the first to feature an all-female team of pilots in the annual pregame flyover.

The historic first celebrates 50 years of female aviators in the US Navy, the National Football League (NFL) wrote in tweet.

Currently, about 15 percent of pilots in the US Navy are women, he notes CBS News.

A group of seven female aviators flew in a diamond formation over State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the Philadelphia Eagles.\

“We stand on the shoulders of giants. There are a lot of people who make what we do possible…this is for them,” said Lt. Caitlin Perkowski, one of the women who participated in the flyover, according to tweet from the account of the Ministry of Defense.

Rep. Mikie Sherrill (DN.J.), who is a former Navy helicopter pilot, praised the women for their success.

“I am so proud of this team of women and look forward to watching them make history as they celebrate 50 years of women flying in the Navy,” she wrote on Twitter.

The pregame ritual has been a tradition since it was first performed at Super Bowl II in 1968, when the Green Bay Packers beat the Oakland Raiders, he notes. NBC Sports.

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