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Flyover For Auburn Game: 4 Blackhawks With Aggie Pilots

Caitlin "Cait" Shields '11 September 19, 2019 2:14 PM updated: September 23, 2019 2:52 PM

Four UH-60L Blackhawk helicopters with a crew including several Aggies will provide the flyover for Saturday’s Texas A&M football game vs. Auburn!

They are part of the "Ghost riders" of 1st Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, 11th
Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, a U.S. Army Reserve Assault Helicopter Battalion headquartered in Conroe.

If you're an Association of Former Students donor, you help provide accommodations for the flyover crews on Aggie football Game Days! Thank you.

Blackhawk pilots:

  • 1st Lt. Levi McClenny '14 (A&M outfit:B Company)
  • Capt. Brady Boyd '10 (A&M outfit: B Company)
  • Maj. Jason Stanley '07 (A&M outfits: Squadrons 16 and 21)
  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Seth O'Brien '11
  • Spc. Kyle Tansey
  • Sgt. Moises Rublacava
  • Sgt. Marco Zarcovic
  • Master Sgt. Wayne Tack
  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kerry Julian
  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mark Sills
  • Chief Warrant Officer 3 Clayton Shropshire
  • Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ross Thomman
  • 2nd lt. Mark Duffy
  • Lt. Col. Derrick Hart

 Ground controllers:

  • Cpt. Eric Thomas, Texas A&M Army ROTC

Here's a view from the inside of one of the Blackhaws when four from the Ghost riders flew over a 2018 game at Kyle Field. Gig 'em, Ghost riders, and #BTHOauburn!

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